Letter from Secretary of State for Transport to the Mayor of London on Euston Station
On Thursday, 26 November we received a copy of a letter from the Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin MP to the Mayor of London Boris Johnson that outlines proposals for the future governance of the development of Euston Station.
We are pleased that the Secretary of State is beginning to listen to our repeated call for a joined up approach to development at Euston that incorporates the existing station and Crossrail2 and is jointly delivered.
We are in ongoing conversations with HS2 and the Greater London Authority (GLA) to understand what these proposals might mean for Camden, and how they would work with the existing Euston Area Plan Strategic Board which has successfully produced the Euston Area Plan and the Growth Strategy, and is already committed to producing a Planning Brief and Masterplan for the area. There is as yet no commitment to the timing or funding of the redevelopment of the classic side of the station which is vital for a comprehensive approach.
We understand from the GLA that they have not yet reached any agreement with HS2 on matters relating to Euston but are also in ongoing discussions ahead of their scheduled appearance at Select Committee on 7 December.
Camden Council opposes plans for HS2 as currently proposed. If the government does go ahead with the scheme, Camden is committed to securing the best deal for our communities. Find out more here.