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Last chance to comment on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park byelaws

Local residents in Hackney can still have their say on proposed byelaws for the new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which opens to the public on 29 July.

Cllr Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Hackney Council
The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will form a new focal point for London and a whole new community in the east of London. Hackney residents now have another chance to have their say in the final stage of this consultation giving them a chance to be involved with the development of the parks bye-laws.
Cllr Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Hackney Council

Since the close of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, work has been underway to transform the Olympic Park, which spans the boroughs of Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets into London’s newest top destination. Already the park has hosted some of this summers successful music events including Hard Rock calling.

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will provide local residents and visitors to London with 102 hectares (Trafalgar Square is one hectare) of parkland to explore and enjoy, world-class sporting facilities for elite athletes and communities, housing and commercial space, superb transport links and many other benefits.

The draft byelaws have received provisional approval from the Department for Communities and Local Government. Residents can look at copies of the draft byelaws at Hackney Service Centre, 1 Hillman Street, E8, during office hours until 7 August 2013.

Any objections to confirmation of the draft byelaws should be made by letter to Department for Communities and Local Government Byelaws Section, 3/J1 Eland House, Bressenden Place, London SW1E 5DU or email byelaws@communities.gsi.gov.uk by 14 August 2013.
 The byelaws are due to come into force on 22 August 2013 subject to Secretary of State confirmation. Once in force, the byelaws if breached can result in a criminal prosecution and a fine on conviction of up to £500.

The new park promises to be the world’s most exciting playground. It will have over 35km of pathways and cyclepaths and 6.5 km of waterways, as well as up to 8,000 new homes for sale and rent, half of which will be affordable housing, five new neighbourhoods and 91,000 sq metres of new commercial spaces, plus 25 sports and activities to choose from everyday, all year round, with indoor and outdoor facilities.

There are also excellent transport links, with 195 trains to Stratford every hour, only 20 minutes to Oxford Circus and 7 minutes to Kings Cross St Pancras.

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