London legacy committee submits development plan

By the Associated Press | October 5, 2011 | 11:10 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Olympic Park Legacy Committee says it has submitted plans to develop the site after the London 2012 Games with 10,000 new homes, parks, shops and schools.

The 5,000-page planning application outlines how Olympic Park could be transformed, giving details about how five new neighborhoods in the area might look.

The committee had outlined its ideas for the 64 hectares (158 acres) of the east London Olympic venue earlier, but Wednesday's application offers its vision for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park development.

The committee's chief executive, Andrew Altman, says the five neighborhoods "will stitch together the surrounding communities" with parks, shops and schools.