HS2 (3)

MQT on 2012-02-22
Session date: 
February 22, 2012
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


If HS2 was to remain in it's existing route, travelling underneath the Harrow Road at Kensal Green, would these residents be entitled to any form of compensation? If so, how would it be calculated and what is the procedure/process for this?


Answer for HS2 (3)

Answer for HS2 (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Whilst this is an issue for HS2 Ltd to resolve, as the promoters of the scheme, I have great sympathy for residents in Kensal Green. Certain sections along the route have not been mitigated and I will continue to work closely with the promoters of the line, High Speed Two Limited (HS2 Ltd), to ensure that they keep environmental impacts in London to an absolute minimum. This will include asking HS2 Ltd to investigate the possibility of reducing the vibration and noise impacts along the tunnelled section between Old Oak Common and Euston.

The Government, through HS2 Ltd, have indicated that it is committed to working with all affected local authorities to agree a joint strategy, including thorough engagement with local people, businesses and communities. I am also aware that the Government is currently drawing up detailed blight and property proposals and will launch a 12-week consultation in Spring 2012.