Minimising Disruption from HS2 and Heathrow

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.

If you think that I might be able to assist you with issues relating to HS2 please click here to get in touch.

News

Boris Addresses the Impact of the HS2 Project

This Monday, Boris Johnson, Member of Parliament for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, communicated with Sir Terry Morgan, Chairman of High Speed Two Limited, in order to effectively convey the concerns and thoughts of his constituency with HS2.

Boris Backs Residents Plea For No Heathrow Spur

Boris Johnson, Member of Parliament for Uxbridge and South Ruislip has today received assurance from the Secretary of State for Transport the Heathrow Spur remains a no-goer.

Statement on Government Programme to Expand Heathrow

I am acutely aware of how many residents of Uxbridge and South Ruislip will be affected by the expansion of Heathrow, and so I want to ensure as many of my constituents as possible that I will continue to lobby against the expansion as I have done throughout my career. 

Boris reacts to discovery of ‘Ruislip Bed’

Boris Johnson, Member of Parliament for Uxbridge and South Ruislip responds to discovery of ‘Ruislip Bed’ after engineers working on HS2 discovered an ancient, sub-tropical coastline dating back 56 million years.

 

Boris Promotes Community Relations with the HS2 Project

Boris Johnson, Member of Parliament for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, in accordance with his dedication to the well-being of his constituents has been in constant contact with Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport, regarding the HS2 Ltd's engagement and relationship with the local commun