Legacy Corporation’s smoking new chairman

London mayor Boris Johnson has appointed Daniel Moylan, a Conservative councillor, to replace Baroness Margaret Ford as chairman of the London Legacy Development Corporation. I do not know anything about Mr Moylan, and I presume he is a terrific candidate. Equally I am the last one to begrudge a man a little joy in this world, even if it isn’t particularly good for his health. But I do think he might want to change the picture on the homepage of his website given that he is now chairing the “Olympics” Legacy Development Corporation. I am not sure there are too many Olympians who openly promote smoking!
Any way here is the story.

Birmingham born Moylan is a former civil servant and banker. He has been a Conservative councillor in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea since 1990 and was Deputy Leader of the Council from 2000 to 2011. He also chairs the Mayor’s Design Advisory Panel and is a non-executive director of the Glanmore Property Fund.

Baroness Ford is due to step down in September by which time the Corporation aims to have selected its preferred partners for the two key legacy venues – the Olympic Stadium and the international press and broadcast centre.

The Localism Act 2011 provided that the Mayor could designate any area of land in Greater London as a mayoral development area. It also ensured that the Legacy Development Corporation has planning powers for the included sites taken on from the affected Boroughs.

The development area comprises: the core Olympic Park, comprising land owned by Olympic Park Legacy Company and the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, including Eton Manor; the Olympic Village and associated development sites owned by London & Continental Railways Ltd and (until recently) the Olympic Delivery Authority; the Stratford City development site, including the Westfield Shopping Centre and Chobham Farm; Hackney Wick and Fish Island; Bromley-by-Bow North (with a southern boundary at the District Line); Pudding Mill Lane and Sugarhouse Lane; Three Mills and Mill Meads; Carpenters Estate.



About Paul Norman's Olympics blog

News Editor of CoStar News, a commercial property news service. Regular blogger on the London 2012 Olympics and what it means for property and the the regeneration of East London
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