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Olympic Games 2012: Construction Materials

Volume 689: debated on Wednesday 21 February 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What proportion of construction materials and fittings for the Stratford Olympics project are planned to be delivered by rail or water; and [HL2007]

How the Olympic Delivery Authority proposes to minimise delivery of materials by road to the Stratford Olympics site; and how this will be implemented. [HL2008]

The ODA's sustainable development strategy, published on 23 January, sets out its aim to maximise the environmental and health benefits of its transportation and logistics planning for materials during the enabling works and construction phases of the Olympic programme. It aspires for at least 50 per cent of materials, by weight, to be transported to the Olympic park by water or rail during construction, minimising the impact on the surrounding community and road networks. Where road transportation is used, the ODA will facilitate full journeys, palletised deliveries and routine road shipments during off-peak travel times.