Programme announced for Upper Lee Valley OAPF launch

By James Renoux-Wood - Wed 10 July 2013, 4:17 pm

The ambitious transformation of the Upper Lee Valley will be discussed at an event at City Hall, organised by 3Fox International.

City Hall

More than 150 delegates have already been confirmed to attend on Tuesday 23 July to hear the final details of the Upper Lee Valley Opportunity Area Planning Framework (OAPF) being fleshed out.

The OAPF focuses on creating growth, sustainability and housing for this important area of north London which covers 3,884-ha and which contains land under four different local authorities: Enfield, Haringey, Waltham Forest and Hackney.

Representatives already confirmed to attend include those from; Bouygues, Countryside Properties, Family Mosaic, GVA, ISIS Waterside Regeneration, Lee Valley Estates, London and Partners, Network Rail, Savills, SEGRO and Stansted Airport.

Senior regeneration specialists will also attend from the London Borough of Newham, the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Islington Council.

Greg Clark, chair of the London Stansted Corridor Consortium (LSCC) and London Enterprise panel board member, will chair the event.

Speakers include the GLA’s chief of staff and deputy mayor for planning, Sir Edward Lister, who will set out the details of the OAPF for the area, and Enfield Council leader Doug Taylor, who will launch the third edition of 3Fox’s regeneration magazine for the London Borough of Enfield, Opportunity Enfield. The event will run from 6-8pm.

Sir Edward Lister said: "I am delighted to announce the publication of the Upper Lee Valley Opportunity Area Planning Framework.

"It has been a true partnership project and sets out the exciting plans for the area - around 15,000 new jobs and more than 20,100 new homes, which is a figure far higher than we previously estimated; all supported by investment in infrastructure – including four trains per hour between Stratford, Tottenham Hale and Angel Road; and the Lee Valley Heat Network."

John McGill, of the LSCC, said: "The Upper Lee Valley offers a opportunity not only for London, but the whole of the London-Stansted-Cambridge Corridor. 

"The area has the potential to deliver thousands of new jobs and homes, with direct rail links to the economies of central London, Stratford and Cambridge, as well as an airport with the capacity to double in size.

"This launch clearly demonstrates all sections of London government working together to deliver this vision."

If you are interested in attending please contact Katie Rutherford. Email:, Phone: 0207 978 6840.