Greg Hands welcomes Transport for London’s most recent statement on Crossrail 2.
Transport for London’s most recent public consultation on Crossrail 2, which ran from 27 October 2015 to 8 January 2016, received nearly 21,000 formal responses and a further 90,000 individual comments. Crossrail 2 published its initial findings in its Consultation Report, which can be found here, on 16 March.
The Consultation Report contained some very important initial results for Chelsea & Fulham. 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 Chelsea & Fulham:
Member of Parliament for Chelsea & Fulham, Greg Hands, has welcomed Crossrail 2’s reiterated commitment to responding to the issues raised in the consultation by the end of June, as well as to holding a further consultation on the project in the autumn.
Speaking in response to Crossrail 2’s most recent statement, Greg said: “I am pleased that Crossrail 2 has now committed to publishing its findings in June, as this issue continues causing a great deal of concern for my constituents in Chelsea & Fulham, as reflected in the number of responses to the consultation, as well as in the hundreds of letters, emails, and phone calls that I have received on the proposals.”
For more details on Crossrail 2 and the forthcoming autumn consultation, please visit their website here.