Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation appoints planning director

Written by: Michael Donnelly
Published on: 27 May 2020

Emma Williamson

The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) has appointed Emma Williamson as its director of planning.

Williamson will be joining OPDC in early August from the London Borough of Haringey, where she is currently assistant director of planning, building standards and sustainability.

In her previous role as principal strategic planner for the Greater London Authority, Williamson  worked on a portfolio of projects including Chelsea Barracks, Wood Wharf and London’s Royal Docks, as well as working with a number of London boroughs on the development of their core strategies.

Williamson will lead OPDC’s planning team, providing strategic leadership on the development and implementation of its local plan, as well as directing OPDC’s development management service.

Williamson said: “Joining OPDC at this key stage in the project is particularly exciting, with HS2’s Old Oak Common Station kickstarting regeneration across the OPDC area. As director of planning, I look forward to shaping and securing the corporation’s ambitious plans to deliver homes and jobs at scale in London’s biggest Opportunity Area.”

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