Search

Drummond Street traders issue HS2 warning as they submit petition to parliament

14:57 15 May 2014

Frank Dobson MP and Cllr Sarah Hayward with Drummond Street traders who say they are under threat from HS2 proposals. Picture: Polly Hancock

Frank Dobson MP and Cllr Sarah Hayward with Drummond Street traders who say they are under threat from HS2 proposals. Picture: Polly Hancock

Archant

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 HS2 Bill, permitting the construction of the London to West Midlands section of the £50bn route, passed its second reading last month.

The bill now moves into its committee stage where specially-appointed MPs will meet to consider the detail of the bill and hear any petitions submitted by affected parties.

Business owners have until tomorrow to submit their own petition.

Representatives from restaurants in Drummond Street - famed for its Asian cuisine and food shops - joined Camden Council leader Cllr Sarah Hayward and Frank Dobson MP, representative for Holborn and St Pancras, in submitting their petition.

Traders along the street say disruption caused by the construction of HS2 and its London terminal at Euston station could put them out of business.

In a bid to minimise the damage construction could have on the borough, the council’s petition has called for a number of changes to me made to the proposals.

This includes asking that Old Oak Common – a proposed HS2 station to the north – be used as a temporary London terminus to allow more time to be given to the design and construction of Euston station.

Current proposals in the Bill see hundreds of homes and businesses in the borough facing demolition and many areas feeling the effect of 10 years of construction.

This includes road closures, the construction of ventilation shafts in Adelaide Road and South Hampstead, and the impact of hundreds of HGVs travelling throughout the borough.

HS2 Ltd - the state-owned company tasked with delivering the line - insists mitigation measures helping alleviate any disruption will be implemented.

For more on this story, see next week’s edition of the Ham & High (out May 22).

Related stories:

Euston station plans hang in the balance as overseas developers move in

Transport secretary axes section of HS2 rail link that threatened Camden markets

MPs reject pleas from Camden campaigners to halt HS2

The ‘decade of disruption’ - a breakdown of how HS2 will affect Camden and your community

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hampstead Highgate Express visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hampstead Highgate Express staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hampstead Highgate Express account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

12:38
Nick Clegg and Maajid Nawaz outside the Tavistock Centre. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg met service users at a specialist mental health centre in Swiss Cottage this morning.

16:00
Actress and former pupil Helena Bonham Carter with headteacher Helen Pike. Picture: Polly Hancock

Actress Helena Bonham Carter returned to her old school to officially open its new building and reminisce about her time as a pupil.

14:36
A Haverstock School pupil celebrates her GCSE results last summer. Picture: Camden Council

Camden, Barnet and Haringey schools have smashed national benchmark rates for “good” GCSE results, according to official government figures released yesterday.

14:00
Maryellen Salter.

Barnet Council was forced to pay more than £16,000 for an independent lawyer to investigate legal failings which led to one of its most senior directors stepping down.

Most read news

Property Newsletter Sign-up

The latest North London property news and features straight into your inbox.

Other Emails:
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Brothers: The David Haines Story, will be broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland at 10.30am on Sunday.

Over £30,000 has been raised in a couple of days for a mugging victim, despite the goal only being set at £500.

We let two experts have their say on why the campaign is needed – or isn’t.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder