May 19 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, September 27, 2012
London Mayor Boris Johnson chaired his first meeting as Olympic legacy boss today.
London Legacy Development Corporation board members met at City Hall this morning to discuss plans for the site
They approved agreements that will ensure £17million worth of transport and infrastructure improvements, three schools and nine nurseries.
It will also feature three new health centres, employment and training programmes for local people, community centres, a library and space for three safer neighbourhood teams.
The site will also contain hundreds of family homes, while the future of the Olympic Stadium is still undecided.
Mr Johnson said “Today we have made two key decisions that ensure our plans can move forward quickly, so that we can reopen it as the major visitor destination it promises to be and the brand new communities of east London can become reality.
“During my Mayoralty I intend to remain at the forefront of this drive to create London’s newest district that will benefit the whole of our great city over the coming decades.”
Mr Johnson made himself chairman of the LLDC after the recent departure of Daniel Moylan.