HS2: Compensation, communication and construction concerns raised by Camden’s Lords petition
Camden Council has published its final petition on the HS2 Bill to the House of Lords.
Unfair compensation, HS2 Ltd’s poor community engagement and the need for a full redevelopment of the Euston mainline station were among the concerns raised in our petition, which you can read in full on our website.
Our petition also asks for a further increase in the Community and Environment Fund and for the removal of Clause 48 from the Bill, which, if it remained in the Bill, would give the government powers to compulsory purchase additional land outside of the railway scheme for regeneration purposes.
The petition enables the Council to appear before the House of Lords Select Committee on additional points if the outcome of the studies into transporting construction materials and spoil by rail rather than road; into air quality and into altering the height of Hampstead Road Bridge that HS2 Ltd have committed to carry out, fail to address the points in our original petition.
The Council is continuing to work on the legal Agreement that underpins the Assurances on open space, replacement trees and provision of a construction training centre. The Council has reserved the right to appear before the Select Committee on these issues if the legal Agreement is not agreed by that time.