Post-Olympic Regeneration Plans may not Progress, Says Report

17 February 2010 (Last Updated February 17th, 2010 18:30)

The 2012 Olympics may not leave its promised legacy of regeneration in east London, a report warns. The report by the London Assembly's economic development, culture, sport and tourism committee assessed the challenges faced by the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC), which will take o

The 2012 Olympics may not leave its promised legacy of regeneration in east London, a report warns.

The report by the London Assembly's economic development, culture, sport and tourism committee assessed the challenges faced by the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC), which will take over the site after the games.

The report has asked for assurance from the OPLC to make the homes and sports facilities accessible for local residents and also provide local employment opportunities, according to bdonline.co.uk.

Assembly member Dee Doocey said a strong legacy of skills, housing, employment and sports participation is the only way to stop the Olympic Park becoming an island of prosperity, cut off from the surrounding community.