Councillor Tom Simon on HS2: Final chance to have your say

Councillor Tom Simon on HS2: Final chance to have your say

There are only a few more days left for you to respond to the consultation on how HS2 will affect Belsize and Camden. The deadline is this Thursday, 27th February at 11.45pm. I urge anyone who has not yet responded to do so.

The biggest disruption for us in Belsize will be related to the construction of a ventilation/emergency access shaft right next to the nature reserve on Adelaide Road. This will be a major construction project, causing serious disruption between 2017 and 2024.

The peak will see Adelaide Road closed entirely between Chalk Farm and Primrose Hill Road for up to six months and a diversion of all traffic along England's Lane. There will also be an estimated 100 HGVs per day rumbling along our roads, causing noise, pollution and congestion.

Under the current proposals there will also be massive disruption in Camden Town and in the Euston, as well as very significant issues in Primrose Hill and Kilburn. Click here for the website of SOS Camden (www.soscamden.org) -  an excellent non-party political group with lots of information about the impact of HS2 in Camden. I have posted my response template there (http://soscamden.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/2_Belsize-HS2-response-template.pdf). If you would like a version you can edit, please let me know asap.

Although the works are a few years away NOW is the time to have your say.

The postal address is: FREEPOST RTEC-AJUT-GGHH HS2 Phase One Bill Environmental Statement PO Box 70178 London WC1A 9HS

The email address for submitting responses is: HS2PhaseOneBillES@dialoguebydesign.com

Camden Council are asking people to copy them into their response, using the following address: highspeed2@camden.gov.uk If you would like to copy me in as well (tom.simon@camden.gov.uk), that would be helpful.