2011-10-19

Earlier lobbying by Hammersmith and Fulham


"Old Oak Common, located three miles west of central London, is being considered as a potential location for a High Speed 2 interchange station. A station based in Old Oak would provide the opportunity for an interchange between HS2, Heathrow Express, the future Crossrail service, and the Greater London, suburban and intercity rail network."


"The HS2 Interchange will provide the opportunity to transform Old Oak Common into a new destination for London, offering unrivalled connectivity by public transport. The site could provide significant levels of commercial and residential development, and provide employment and homes for local residents, supporting London’s long-term demographic and economic growth. By providing a balance of housing types and tenures, Old Oak will also promote diversified communities, and contribute to local requirements for affordable housing."


"The station interchange will open up access to the existing rail infrastructure in this part of West London and, when combined with access to high speed rail, provide the potential for high-grade office facilities, with exceptional links to Central London and Heathrow. Old Oak will attract national and international inward investment, and would become a new major employment destination in London, complementing comparable developments at Stratford City, Kings Cross, and Paddington Basin. [Thankfully no mention of the terrible Brent Cross plan.] The development at Old Oak will transform the quality of the local business base and labour market, and provide a significant source of construction and permanent employment for local people."

(Click on any image for the Hammersmith and Fulham document.)

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