Link between Former Kodak site & Wealdstone Shopping District

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-06-20
Session date: 
June 20, 2019
Reference: 
2019/12245
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What requirements has the Mayor put on Network Rail, if any, to liaise with Harrow Council regarding access underneath the railway line from the new housing development, at the former Kodak site, to the Wealdstone shopping district in Harrow?

Answer

Link between Former Kodak site & Wealdstone Shopping District

Link between Former Kodak site & Wealdstone Shopping District

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Talks are underway with Network Rail to build the case and secure funding for a crossing over the railway at the site. Transport for London (TfL) is providing the London Borough of Harrow with design advice to assist the process.

The 2013 Harrow & Wealdstone Area Action Plan indicates a ‘potential bridge’ rather than an underpass and TfL continues to support this approach. Additionally, advice by TfL on the housing proposal for the former Kodak land adjacent to the railway, emphasises the need for compliance and connectivity in line with my objectives for Healthy Streets and Vision Zero.