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2016
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HS2: Materials by rail study and HS2 Ltd engagement events

Camden Council, Transport for London and the Greater London Authority have been engaged with HS2 Ltd’s study to consider options for transporting materials in and out of HS2 construction sites by rail.

The study is one of our assurances secured as part of the Parliamentary process.

HS2 Ltd has agreed to consider maximising the use of rail instead of roads for the removal and delivery of construction and excavation materials. HS2 Ltd is committed to producing a Local Traffic Management Plan for the construction vehicles that remain on the road.

The use of rail to transport waste and materials should reduce the number of HS2 lorries on Camden’s roads, reduce the impact on the environment and air quality, and protect pedestrians’ and cyclists’ safety.

Materials by rail and air quality HS2 Ltd community engagement events

HS2 Ltd is holding two community engagement events to provide information and the opportunity to ask questions on moving materials by rail and air quality:

These events are being held ahead of the submission of the materials by rail plan to the Euston Station Strategic Redevelopment Board, of which Camden Council is a member, and the Euston Integrated Programme Board.

The plan will then be submitted to the Secretary of State for Transport for consideration, and they will notify the Euston Integrated Programme Board of their decision within a month of submission of the plan to him.

House of Lords petition

Our petition to the House of Lords, submitted on 18 April, enables the Council to appear before the House of Lords Select Committee if the outcome of the study and proposed plan fail to address the concerns in our original petition.

We remain opposed to plans for HS2, as it threatens decades of disruption to Camden, its residents and businesses. If the Government does go ahead with the scheme, the Council is committed to securing the best deal for our communities through holding HS2 Ltd to account on their commitments to the assurances provided and petitioning the House of Lords.

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