The planning application for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympics was submitted this week.

One of the biggest planning applications in European history, its submission marks the move by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) to the next stage of delivering the venue for London’s games.

At the forefront of the 15 volume, 10,000 page document are plans for new sporting venues, highways, bridges, river works, utilities, parks, open space, and their post-Games reconfiguration for legacy use. The application covers a land area of 608 acres (246 ha) and will be one of the largest urban parks to be built in Europe for 150 years.

The application will now be subject to a 28-day public consultation period to allow members of the public to give their comments. The ODA planning decisions team will then undertake further consultation before making recommendations to its planning committee.

A decision is expected later this year.