I am working tirelessly with local MPs, Hillingdon Council, Hillingdon Against HS2 and local residents campaigning to ensure the impact of HS2 is minimised and mitigated against.
When I first visited Ruislip in 2012 to talk with residents and see the impact on South Ruislip / Manor wards and in particular the back gardens of Roundways, Lawn Close and Herlwyn Avenue, I was left in no doubt that the only successful resolution for our area was a tunnel and I was delighted to negotiate this solution for Uxbridge and South Ruislip as Mayor of London.
In August this year we finally secured a legal agreement with HS2 on the commitments needed to mitigate the impact of HS2 during the construction and operating phase which you can read here. The main features of the agreement are:
The provision of funding up to £26.5m to the council to enable it to relocate Hillingdon Outdoor Activities Centre [HOAC] to Denham Quarry or to another suitable site to be agreed with HS2 Ltd, or to provide an alternative form of outdoor facilities.
The imposition of controls in respect of HGV traffic movements on Hillingdon roads.
The provision of a local amenity fund to the council.
Reconfiguration and reinstatement of Ruislip and Uxbridge golf courses.
The Agreement also sets out mitigation measures relating to matters such as air quality, public rights of way, the Ickenham grid supply point and angling on Hillingdon lakes.
We are making progress, this agreement is a significant improvement on where we began. Proposed peak HGV movements are less than half the first proposal, for example. However, the fight continues and this is the section of my website where you can read updates on developments.
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