2012-06-28

Kensington & Chelsea: "Supporting Kensal Crossrail"

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"The Council is campaigning for a Crossrail station to be built in North Kensington. The case for a new station is strong, and the Council has committed to underwrite the £33m construction costs.

"The station is backed by businesses and trade associations, housing associations, residents' groups, and community organisations. Supporters include Kensington and Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, National Grid, Portobello Antiques Dealers' Association, Cath Kidston and Sainsbury's.

"There is also cross-party support for the plans with MPs Karen Buck, Sarah Teather, Matthew Hancock and Sir Malcolm Rifkind, and London Assembly member Jenny Jones, all behind a new station. London Deputy Mayor Kit Malthouse described the case for the station as 'overwhelming' and asked the following question to the Mayor of London:
"Given that the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is now willing to underwrite the entire cost, what objection does the Mayor believe could there possibly be to building a Crossrail station at Kensal Green?"
"You can watch a video of the Mayor’s response and the subsequent discussion during the debate at City Hall from 2h05m38s.

"You can also link to read two reports by economic analysts Regeneris. The first shows that Kensal in North Kensington has a stronger case for a Crossrail station than any other location outside east London. The second estimates that a station could be worth £690 million to the local economy, and could create 2,000 jobs."

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