Latest update: On 10 March 2016 The independent National Infrastructure Commission published its report on the future of London’s infrastructure stating that “Crossrail 2 should be taken forward as a priority.”
A major public consultation on more detailed plans for the Crossrail 2 project, along with updated route options (see map) was carried out until 8 January 2016. The consultation gave the public an opportunity to respond to the proposals for Crossrail 2. The consultation is now closed and responses being reviewed. The results of the consultation will be published shortly.
The revised Safeguarding Directions were published for the Crossrail 2 route (previously known as the Chelsea-Hackney line) in March 2015. The document outlines all property that may be compulsorily acquired for the Crossrail 2 scheme (both temporarily or permanently). The safeguarded section of the line runs between Wimbledon and Tottenham. Any planning application submitted for land or property within the safeguarded zone will have to be referred to Crossrail 2 for their approval. This enables Crossrail 2 to restrict, control and even prevent development that they believe might impact on their scheme.
The next route consultation, which will consider final route options, will take place this Autumn. This will be followed by a review of the current safeguarding directions in early 2017.
What is Crossrail 2?
Crossrail 2, previously known as the Chelsea-Hackney line, is a proposed railway which will pass through Central London stopping at a number of stations including Victoria, Tottenham Court Road and a new Euston/St Pancras station. It is likely to provide direct connections to Crossrail (the original east-west railway currently under construction), HS2, St Pancras International Station and possibly to Stansted Airport.
What is “an area of surface interest”?
An area identified where Crossrail works are anticipated at surface level or within 9 meters of the surface.
Which stations will be serviced by Crossrail 2?
The map shows the current route options being considered by Crossrail 2 as part of the public consultation. Final route options are likely to be announced during summer 2016.
For more information contact Emmanuel Pitman.