HS2: Camden secures deal to help all residents from Cartmel, Coniston and Langdale blocks move away from construction disruption
Camden Council and HS2 have secured a deal in principle to relocate residents from Cartmel, Coniston and Langdale blocks in the Regent's Park Estate away from the construction disruption.
The last few years have been a really difficult time for residents in Cartmel, Coniston and Langdale. From years of worry about what could happen as plans for HS2 took shape, to the current daily reality of dust and noise, the cumulative effects have become disruptive for our residents.
We have consistently argued that the close proximity of these blocks to the HS2 construction site could expose residents to unacceptable construction impacts. At the same time as we secured replacement housing for council tenants losing their homes to HS2, we made clear at the time that the residents in Cartmel, Coniston and Langdale would also have to move.
As progress stalled, we took matters into our own hands through funding the Voluntary Re-housing Scheme and a Local Lettings Plan – giving council tenants in these blocks the opportunity to move and working closely with them to make sure they stayed connected to their support networks – their family, their schools and their community.
All parties have now agreed a deal in principle, which compensates council tenants in Cartmel, Coniston and Langdale for the disruption they have endured. It also offers a lifeline move for our leaseholders, who have struggled to sell their flats.
Our focus now is on supporting residents into new homes that meet their needs, while we organise the compensation for residents who have already moved away. We would like to thank all residents who have worked alongside us through so much difficulty and disruption.
Full details of the package of support, which is subject to consultation, will be set out in letters sent to eligible residents in the next few days.