Search

Call for comments on future of Camden green spaces threatened by HS2

PUBLISHED: 10:22 20 September 2017

Camden Council want to know how residents would like to improve green spaces on the Ampthill Estate and in other parts of the borough. Picture: Camden Council

Camden Council want to know how residents would like to improve green spaces on the Ampthill Estate and in other parts of the borough. Picture: Camden Council

Archant

Residents’ views are being sought on how to improve green spaces in places threatened by the high speed two rail development.

Camden Council want people from around Drummond Street, Regent’s Park and Ampthill estates to air their views in an online survey or at a drop in event.

Councillor Meric Apak said: “Camden is going to be significantly impacted by HS2 construction, which includes losing green spaces. St James’ Gardens has already closed to the public, Euston Square Gardens will be closed for the majority of construction, and green space will also be lost on estates.

“We know green spaces are important to local communities because they can improve health and wellbeing, and the character of an area, as well as creating habitats for wildlife and benefitting the environment. That’s why we want to make the most of the opportunity to improve and create spaces in impacted areas.

“I encourage residents, community groups and businesses to get involved and share your ideas. This is just the first step in the process and there will be many more opportunities to get involved as projects develop,” he added.

The council estimates two hectares’ worth of “oases” will be lost during construction of the high speed railway line, HS2.

A Camden spokesman said: “We will use residents’ views and ideas to help identify where and how we could carry out improvements. There will be further opportunities to get involved over the next few years as projects develop.”

The survey runs until October 29.

The first drop in is at Munster Square on Tuesday, October 3 from 3 to 6pm. The full list is on the survey web page.

Related articles

Latest Hampstead & Highgate News Stories

16:20

Camden’s planners have recommended approving the controversial building of an eruv – a Jewish boundary that allows for several exceptions to Shabbat laws – around the borough.

15:39

Camden Council has written to the Government in protest at how difficult it is to block planning applications for the new “unwanted” phone boxes that are telecoms companies are erecting around the borough.

A murder investigation has been launched after a 25-year-old man was stabbed to death in Tufnell Park last night.

Yesterday, 16:03

A man has appeared in court over a hit and run crash which killed Camden man Richard Dougherty last month.

Yesterday, 10:26

“Today’s ruling [...] focuses on procedure rather than the merits of the scheme.”

Yesterday, 10:24

A cycling campaigner has blamed CS11’s legal defeat on Transport for London’s “watering down” of the project – and said it is time for London mayor Sadiq Khan to “improve his politics game”.

Yesterday, 09:18

Westminster North MP Karen Buck joined parents and children to protest the sudden closure of Queen’s Park Nursery.

Yesterday, 08:07

Campaigners from Greenpeace staged a protest outside the Camden High Street Marks and Spencer on Saturday to urge the high street giant to crack down on its use of single-use plastic.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Looking to get your child interested in a sport? Allianz Park, home to rugby union team Saracens, welcomes people of all ages to join their family of supporters and discover how their core values Honesty, Discipline, Humility and Work Rate underpin everything they do off and on the pitch.

As part of a major refurb, the London Marriott Hotel Maida Vale has renamed its three new-look function rooms to reflect the geography and rich history of the area. The largest, perfect for weddings and large meetings, is named after a Hampstead subterranean river, The Westbourne.

Londoners seeking high quality houses for sale within easy commuting distance of the capital are being advised to look north to St Albans’ prestigious Gabriel Square development.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read Hampstead & Highgate news

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now