HS2: Select Committee makes site visit to Camden

The HS2 Select Committee visited Camden on Monday 9 November on a tour of the borough to see some of the areas that will be impacted by plans for HS2.

The purpose of the site visit was for the MP’s to gain an understanding of the topography of the area, to help them visualise the surroundings when petitioners present their evidence to them.

During their visit, the MPs on the Committee met residents and businesses, hearing their concerns and learning more about the issues that HS2 causes for Camden’s communities.

The Committee made specific visits to homes in Mornington Terrace and Regent’s Park Estate whose occupiers have concerns about habitability and met businesses owners in Drummond Street and Stephenson Way concerned, among other things, about loss of trade.

The Committee also met local schoolchildren, hearing about the potential disruption HS2 could cause to their education and journeys to school and visited areas of open space including St. James’ Gardens, the majority of which will be permanently lost to HS2. With darkness falling, the Committee toured the inside of Euston Station, before walking to St. Pancras Station via Phoenix Road through Somers Town to understand the close proximity of these two stations, and the wider impacts in our communities

You can view the itinerary of where the Committee visited on Parliament’s website.

You can view a picture gallery from the day at the top of the page.

More information

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.