House of Lords Select Committee on the HS2 Bill [3]

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Reference: 
2017/0218
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The House of Lords Select Committee on the HS2 Bill recommended removing clause 48(1)-(3) from the HS2 Bill, which would give HS2 Ltd unnecessary powers to compulsory purchase land for regeneration purposes. Camden Council petitioned on this route-wide issue on behalf of 10 other local authorities, and this will also benefit local authorities in Phase 2 of the scheme, announced last month.

Will you lobby the Government to ensure that this recommendation is accepted?

Answer

Answer for House of Lords Select Committee on the HS2 Bill [3]

Answer for House of Lords Select Committee on the HS2 Bill [3]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I recognise that the HS2 project has the potential to have a transformational impact on the areas in and around Euston. However, this transformation must take place in the context of both the London and Euston Area Plans. I have asked my officials at the GLA to follow up this particular point with the Department for Transport.