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Camden Council opposes plans for HS2 as currently proposed. If the Government does go ahead with the scheme, Camden is committed to fighting for the best deal for our communities. 

That is why we are working with residents, businesses and communities to seek to minimise the disruption they experience from HS2 and to make the case that any proposals should maximise community benefits and regeneration opportunities. Read our Mitigation Asks here.

Camden faces the highest levels of disruption from HS2 of all the areas on the route.

  • Up to 500 homes could be destroyed or rendered uninhabitable. 
  • Hundreds of homes and businesses, and thousands of people, will be impacted by multiple construction works often lasting for a decade or longer. 
  • Drummond Street, Camden’s vibrant curry mile, will be hugely disrupted. 
  • St James Gardens, historic cemetery and open space will be severely diminished. 
  • Vent shafts at Adelaide Road, Alexandra Place and Cobourg Street will result in the loss of businesses, and residential and open space.  

Find out how you might be affected by reading  about the impacts on your ward.

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Camden deserves a fair deal

The Government has recognised the need to provide a comprehensive and tailored compensation package for the countryside. Yet this is not mirrored in urban areas.

This means hundreds of Camden residents and businesses will be left out of pocket, forced to move from their homes and communities, or left to struggle against years of multiple construction works without sufficient protection.

Watch Sohail and Carol’s stories, find out the impact of HS2 on your area and view the petition to Government for fair compensation and mitigation for London’s residents and businesses.

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Your views are vital in helping to shape our actions and we want to make sure that you have the opportunity to tell us what you think and share your ideas on HS2. If there is anything you would like to bring to our attention, please do get in touch with us at highspeed2@camden.gov.uk