“HS2 is the biggest threat to Camden”. They’re the words of Camden Councillor Phil Jones. It’s a view shared by local residents and the council alike. Martin Sheppard is a local resident who has organised a campaign against HS2. For him, HS2 is a quango that will mindlessly destroy the heart of the borough.
It is clear that HS2 is going to be a story that will run and run this year in the run up to a parliamentary vote in the summer to decide if the scheme goes ahead or not. In this report I’ve tried to summarise the impact of the plans as they stand and why they are roundly seen as negative for Camden.