House of Lords Select Committee on the HS2 Bill and CS11

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Reference: 
2017/0219
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

As the House of Lords Select Committee on the HS2 Bill has raised no objection to HS2's plan to base their lorry park in the Regents Park outer circle it can now be assumed that this will go ahead. In the circumstances, will you ask TfL to review their proposals for CS11 and the implications of the fact that hundreds of HS2 lorries daily are likely to be using Finchley Road and the routes into and through the park roads?

Answer

Answer for House of Lords Select Committee on the HS2 Bill and CS11

Answer for House of Lords Select Committee on the HS2 Bill and CS11

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As announced before Christmas, subject to formal processes and approvals, TfL aims to start construction of CS11 at Swiss Cottage this autumn.

However, TfL will do further work on the proposals for Regent's Park before deciding a way forward for this section of the route. The information shared by HS2 with TfL so far is neither finalised, nor sufficiently detailed to be used by TfL in traffic modelling or design work for CS11.

I am aware of the amount of concern among residents about the impacts of the construction of HS2. HS2 will be expected to adhere with the roadworks permitting and approval procedures TfL has in place to manage complex works affecting London's roads. TfL's role is to make sure these works are managed as effectively as possible to minimise disruption. TfL will work closely with HS2 and to ensure that the schemes are managed to reduce disruption.