London Assembly review plans for West Hampstead





Members of the London Assembly Regeneration Committee visited West Hampstead to learn about the Mayor- designated ‘Intensification Area’ at the invitation of local London Assembly member Andrew Dismore AM , who is a member of the Committee. The Committee is conducting an inquiry into the impact of these schemes on the capital.


Mr Dismore was accompanied by Navin Shah AM and Gareth Bacon AM with City hall officers. They met ward councillors, Camden council officers and local residents group to talk about the impact of this development in West Hampstead. ( photo attached below)


Labour London Assembly member for Barnet and Camden Andrew Dismore, who organised the visit said:


‘These plans are well progressed and better thought out than other intensification areas that we have seen but there are still outstanding issues. I’m pleased to see that part of the agreement could see West Hampstead Medical Centre expanded, but more will need to be done to ensure there is enough GP access. While Camden Council are better than Barnet at planning for this, it is also important to make sure there are enough school places and that the transport links are fully accessible.


Labour West Hampstead Ward Councillor Phil Rosenberg said:


‘The Overground and the Thameslink lines will both have step free access and as West Hampstead is an important interchange the lack of step free access on the Jubilee line station must be addressed. There are links here to two airports, central London and a number of major rail stations so this is an important hub.’


Mike Katz from the West Hampstead Amenity and Transport (WHAT) group added:


‘We have had good support for our campaign to install a lift and level the platform from Andrew Dismore and our local MP Tulip Siddiq. With their help we are presenting a petition to Transport for London and hope we can finally get them to treat the station as a priority.’