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2016
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Prime Minister responds to Leader of Camden Council on HS2

Prime Minister Theresa May has responded to Council Leader Sarah Hayward's call for May to clarify her position on High Speed 2 (HS2), and the status of EU nationals in the UK. 

The Prime Minister's letter is disappointing in confirming the Government’s commitment to the scheme.

The Council is opposed to HS2, the new railway from London to Birmingham, as the scheme will bring decades of blight and destruction to Camden if it goes ahead. Councillor Hayward made this clear to the Prime Minister when she first wrote to her on the issue, when May was a candidate for the leadership of the Conservative Party.

The new Prime Minister writes that communities and businesses in Camden "must be at the heart" of the Government's considerations during construction of the new railway.

The Council will continue to hold HS2 Ltd to account, and push at the highest levels of Government for proper community engagement, fairer compensation, and a comprehensive redevelopment of Euston Station.

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