High Speed 2
HS2 is a proposed high-speed rail line from London to Birmingham. Find out how HS2 will effect Camden and what we’re doing in response:
- Impact survey of High Speed 2 costs to Camden report
- latest news
- Euston area plan
- community forums
- legal challenge
Response to HS2 Property Compensation Consultation
The full the response to High Speed 2 Limited property compensation consultation is now available to download.
HS2 Community Conversation - public meetings
Camden Council needs your help. Later this month the Government will introduce a bill to parliament to build HS2 – a high speed rail link between London, Birmingham, Manchester and beyond.
Camden has opposed the plans because of the devastation they will cause to the borough. We will be able to ‘petition’ parliament to try to persuade them to change the Government’s plans. But we need your help to do it.
We are holding a series of meetings on 5, 10 and 12 December to help get your input and ideas – full details below.
The negative impacts that HS2 could have on the borough are massive. They range from demolition of hundreds of homes, to the loss of open space, to an impact on our own regeneration schemes and more.
It’s likely that Camden Council and other interested groups and individuals won’t get a lot of time to persuade parliament of our case and so we believe it’s vital that we work together to fight for the best outcomes for Camden. We need to identify the issues and how to prioritise them.
Leading councillors and officers will be at all the meetings so no prior knowledge of the scheme or it’s impacts is needed. All we need is people willing to contribute ideas and suggestions as to how we fight for the best for Camden. If you are unable to attend the meetings but would like to give your views please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We believe we’ll get a better deal for Camden if we can work together.
10 December: Euston Area – HS2 drop in session and a meeting with a Camden Council Cabinet Member – 1pm – 8pm (Meeting from 7pm) Surma Community Centre, Bengali Workers’ Association, 1 Robert St, NW1 3JU
12 December: Camden Town – HS2 drop in session and a meeting with a Camden Council Cabinet Member – 1pm – 8pm (Meeting from 7pm) Castlehaven Community Centre, 21 Castlehaven Road, NW1 8RU
16 December: Euston Community Forum meeting
The Euston Community Forum meeting is scheduled for Monday 16 December from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Maria Fidelis Convent School North Gower Street, NW1 2HR, London. An agenda will be provided in advance of the meeting. HS2 Ltd ask if you could RSVP to this event by Thursday 12th December to Community.Forums@hs2.org.uk
The impact on Camden
The recommended route for HS2 would run from Euston station. The borough will suffer a decade of blight, noise and disruption if HS2 goes ahead.
Construction work on the line would mean that:
- a minimum of 216 Camden homes are demolished - more than double the 107 homes set to be lost along the rest of the line
- a further 264 Camden homes are at risk of demolition
at least 20 business premises, in Drummond Street for example, will be destroyed
- a variety of listed buildings and open spaces – including approximately 60% of St James’ Gardens - will be lost
- the Maria Fidelis School will be significantly impacted because of its location.
Find out more on HS2's immediate cost to the people, communities and businesses in the Impact survey of High Speed 2 costs to Camden report
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