Camden Council opposes plans for High Speed 2 (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.
A major concern we have is with the proposed works to Hampstead Road between Robert Street and Mornington Crescent. HS2 Ltd has proposed to increase the road level by up to 4.7 metres (approximately 1.5 storeys) to bridge over existing and proposed railway lines. We have always been concerned about the impact this would have on residents living in Cartmel.
HS2 Ltd carried out a study to assess options for minimising the height increase of the Hampstead Road Bridge in order to reduce the impact on residents. Despite the Council pushing HS2 Ltd to engage with residents on alternative solutions they published their recommendations on 22 July 2016.
As published in the study, HS2 Ltd’s recommended option for the new Hampstead Road Bridge would mean the road will be at a height of between 3.7 metres and 4.2 metres (approximately) above the existing road level outside Cartmel, approximately 8.5 metres away.
There is another option that HS2 Ltd has rejected which moves Hampstead Road Bridge approximately 15 metres further away from Euston Station. This option would reduce the level of the road by approximately half a metre and would be constructed up to 18 months quicker with no temporary utilities diversions. It does however need the residents of Cartmel to move out as the block would have to be demolished.
There have been no decisions to take forward this option and you are not required to move out of your home.
The Council would like to understand your views about the two main options so we can represent these in future negotiations with HS2 Ltd. However, we must make it clear, there are no guarantees that HS2 Ltd will reconsider an alternative option but we think it is important to put forward your views and have your opinions heard.
We would like your views on the following:
If you would prefer to stay with noise insulation (secondary glazing and ventilation) installed to your home (HS2 Ltd’s Option 8); or
If you would support an alternative that meant Cartmel was demolished.
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