Council begins work on Euston Station Area Planning Brief

The Council is leading on the production of a Planning Brief for the Euston Station and railway tracks area in partnership with the Greater London Authority and Transport for London.

Working with architects and urban designers Studio Egret West, we will consult residents, businesses and other stakeholders on initial proposals for the Euston Station Area Planning Brief in spring 2017. A formal consultation will follow in early 2018.

The Planning Brief will provide detail on the external station design, and potential for over-site development, building on principles set in the Euston Area Plan (EAP). The EAP was agreed by the Council, the Mayor of London and Transport for London in 2015 as a long-term planning framework for the Euston area up until 2031.

The EAP seeks to ensure that whether or not High Speed 2 (HS2) goes ahead, we can achieve the best possible future for the area for residents, businesses and visitors to Euston.

The Planning Brief is being produced at the same time as HS2 Ltd’s next phase of station design work. The Planning Brief is intended to inform and be informed by this work.

We are aiming for the Planning Brief to be adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document to the Camden Local Plan in 2018.

Council at House of Lords HS2 Select Committee

The Council appeared at the House of Lords HS2 Select Committee in September to stress the need for the redevelopment of Euston mainline station to be integrated with plans for HS2 and Crossrail 2. Comprehensive redevelopment would minimise disruption to the area and create the opportunity for 2,200 new home and 16,000 jobs through over-site development. We also made the case for fairer compensation for residents and businesses and for HS2 Ltd to increase the amount of construction and waste materials transported by rail. We are currently awaiting the Select Committee’s Report.

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