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Camden Council left in the dark over ‘Boris tunnel’ plan

08:00 04 June 2014

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The "inner orbital tunnel" as outlined by the red line would run right under Camden

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Camden Council says it has been left in the dark over a £30billion infrastructure scheme that could see tunnelling and major construction carried out throughout the borough and in the heart of Camden Town.

The Mayor of London’s proposals to build a 22-mile underground ring-road circling London surfaced earlier last month as part of Transport for London’s bid to relieve congestion, reduce pollution and support growth in the city.

A proposed map of the tunnel’s route shows a dual carriageway ring-road running under Camden Town, Highbury, Whitechapel, Elephant and Castle and Chelsea – with one of 10 proposed entrances to be built in Camden Town.

Despite the council having received no correspondence from the Mayor of London’s office about his latest scheme, a feasibility study is set to take place on the project later this year.

Similar sized tunnels have cost up to £30billion and how the Mayor intends to fund the project has not yet been made clear.

Isabel Dedring, deputy mayor for transport, said: “Other cities around the world such as Paris, Oslo and Boston have undertaken these kinds of ambitious projects and have seen dramatic results.

“As London plans for the future, the Mayor thinks we should take inspiration from such examples of innovative urban planning.

“This project is not about creating a motorway through the centre of London. It’s about freeing up capacity on the city surface, improving air quality and reclaiming space for public parks, pedestrians and cyclists.”

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