|We have received the following email from Mr Marc Howard regarding the HS2 Replacement Homes Consultation. The Additional Sites Booklet 2014 can be found on this link|
Subject: Camden’s HS2 replacement homes consultation – update and new sites consultation
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:28:44 +0000
I’m writing to update you on our plans to try and deliver HS2 replacement housing, involving residents and key partners from the local community.
Camden’s position remains that we are opposed to HS2 plans as proposed. We have however been fighting for the best deal for Camden if HS2 is forced through by the government.
One of these areas on which we’re engaging in are options for replacement homes due to be lost if HS2 goes ahead. For the residents faced with the prospect of losing their homes, this means building new high quality council homes in their local area close to their families, schools and medical services.
We consulted widely in the summer about possible sites and unfortunately since then the Metropolitan Police have stated that the Albany Street Police Station, our largest site will continue to be in use. As a consequence we found some new sites to make up the shortfall. These have been produced with the feedback from our original consultation in mind, where respondents felt that using existing built areas, creating regenerative benefits and causing minimal disturbance were favourable. The new sites therefore are as follows (see attached for more information):
Troutbeck rooftop homes – creating a new level on Troutbeck.
Stavely / Newby rooftop homes – replacing existing bedsits in Stavely and creating a new level on Newby.
Camden People’s Theatre – converting vacant areas into residential whilst retaining and potentially improving the theatre’s facilities.
The Victory pub site – potential redevelopment project.
St Bede’s Mews housing – creating new family homes on an underused parking area near St Bede’s Hall
New sites consultation
What is it? Like the original sites we are opening these sites up for public consultation. We want early views on the suitability of the new locations for creating new replacement housing. Of course some residents will be more affected than others and we encourage you to try and understand the proposals to make an informed judgement on how suitable these new sites are. We will do our best to engage with the community, listen to what people say and ensure that feedback is taken onboard.
Dates: Friday 14 February to Thursday 27 March
Ways to respond:
§ There is an online feedback form with supporting documents at https://consultations.wearecamden.org/housing-adult-social-care/consultation-on-reserve-sites-for-hs2-replacement.
§ You can pick up paper copies from the One Stop Shop, H-pod and Surma Centre.
§ Attend the exhibition at Surma Centre on 1 March, 12-4pm
What happens next? This is your earliest opportunity to comment on the sites. The sites that are taken forward will go through a design process, which we will involve you in throughout each stage. At the end of the design process a decision will be made on whether to take these forward to planning. A planning application will then be submitted and if accepted we can then start building.
For background information on Camden’s responses to HS2 please visit our website Camden.gov.uk/hs2. If you would like more details or would like to arrange an appointment to talk with us personally then please contact Lucy Gick on (020) 7974 3705 or Marc Howard on (020) 7974 4981.
We will continue to lobby the Government and HS2 Ltd for the best possible outcome for you. For further information on the consultation and updates on HS2 proposals in Camden, please visit: www.camden.gov.uk/hs2.
Consultation and Engagement Officer
Repairs and Improvements
Housing and Adult Social Care
London Borough of Camden
Telephone: 020 7974 4981
33-35 Jamestown Road
London NW1 7DB
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