Hampstead Heath will be a “nightmare” for three years when hundreds of lorries descend as part of construction works for a £22million schools redevelopment and the controversial dams project, a conservationist has warned.
Half of all Camden residents who have houses earmarked for demolition as part of the construction of the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail link have been found new homes - allaying fears they would have to leave the borough.
Camden Council leader Sarah Hayward and former director of public prosecutions Sir Keir Starmer will go head-to-head in a battle to replace Labour’s outgoing Holborn and St Pancras MP Frank Dobson at next year’s general election.
Efforts to save hundreds of Camden residents from seeing their homes demolished have been dealt a blow after the government revealed it would not be supporting a community-backed design for the redevelopment of Euston station.
An onslaught of development battles poses the greatest threat to the landscape of Hampstead and Highgate in history according to two prominent conservation societies – in what has been dubbed a “planning apocalypse”.
Camden business owners joined their MP and council leader on a visit to parliament yesterday as Camden Council handed in its petition highlighting its concerns over the impact of the High Speed 2 rail link.
The future of Euston station continues to hang in the balance amid concerns from campaigners that the interests of private developers and property speculators are winning over senior political figures.