Improving green spaces in areas impacted by HS2 construction

Closed 29 Oct 2017

Opened 19 Sep 2017

Overview

Share your ideas for how you think we could improve and create green spaces in areas impacted by the construction of the High Speed 2 (HS2) railway.

Two hectares of public green space will be lost during the HS2 construction – the size of two rugby pitches. During the parliamentary process of the HS2 Bill, HS2 Ltd committed to providing quality replacement space. Some of this will be replaced permanently as part of HS2 Ltd’s plans for the Euston station area, but this is unlikely to be ready for ten years.

We recognise the importance of having access to green spaces during the construction period, so we secured funding from HS2 Ltd for improvements in impacted areas. 

Green spaces are important to local communities because they can improve health and wellbeing, and the character of an area, as well as creating habitats for wildlife and benefitting the environment. Groundwork London is helping us to talk with residents, community organisations, businesses and visitors about how we can use this funding.

How to get involved

We would like to know how you currently use green spaces in your local area, what you think of them, and how you think we could use this opportunity to improve and create spaces. Please complete the online survey to share your ideas with us.

You can also come along to one of the drop-in events with Groundwork London and help shape our plans. Details are at the bottom of this page (please note: heavy rain may result in rescheduling).

The survey and events are part of the first stage of engagement. Once initial proposals have been developed, there will be future opportunities to get involved.

The survey will take around 10 minutes to complete.

Deadline for survey responses: 29 October 2017

Please note it is best to view the survey in Chrome or Firefox internet browsers.

The map related to the survey can be downloaded below.

What Happens Next

Our online survey has now closed. The survey and the pop-up events held in autumn 2017 are the first stage in the process. We will update our ‘Getting Involved’ page with further opportunities to get involved as individual projects develop. Keep up to date with plans by signing up for the Council’s HS2 e-newsletter.

Events

Areas

  • Regent's Park
  • St Pancras and Somers Town

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Business and local economy
  • Community and living
  • Environment
  • Leisure
  • Social care and health
  • Transport and streets