Greg Hands MP responds to Crossrail 2 Consultation Report

On 16 March, Crossrail 2 published its Consultation Report, which analysed and collated the approximately 21,000 consultation responses and 90,000 individual comments received during the public consultation on the new railway proposed for London and the South East. The consultation was carried out between 27 October 2015 and 8 January 2016.
Greg Hands, Member of Parliament for Chelsea & Fulham, welcomes Crossrail 2’s Consultation Report, which contains some very important initial results for his constituents. Indeed, the report showed that Question 20, which invited comments on the proposals for a Crossrail 2 station on the King’s Road in Chelsea, received the largest number of responses – 4,183 more than Balham in second place.
In total, the consultation received 14,716 comments on the station proposed for the King’s Road, with 12,637 respondents (86 per cent) expressing concerns and raising issues, compared with the 1,601 (11 per cent) who support the proposals. The Consultation Report’s diagram below shows the strength of the response received from Greg’s constituency of Chelsea & Fulham:
Crossrail 2 Map
Speaking after reading the Consultation Report, Member of Parliament for Chelsea & Fulham, Greg Hands, said: “I am glad that Crossrail 2 has published its initial findings by means of this Consultation Report, which reflects the strength of feeling among my constituents in Chelsea & Fulham. I myself have received and responded to hundreds of local residents on this topic, and I feel that Crossrail 2 must now pay serious consideration to my constituents’ concerns.
“I am also worried by the negative response to the consultation in general, with 8,385 people expressing their concerns.
“I now look forward to receiving Crossrail 2’s response to these issues, which it has assured it will publish this summer.”
The Consultation Report on Crossrail 2 can be found here.