Euston Area Planning Brief and Government correspondence

You may be interested in the below update I received on HS2 at Euston:

Dear Mr Dismore,


I trust you are well.


Please find below an extract from Camden Council’s website that was uploaded on Friday. It just essentially notes the work we’re about to start on in relation to the Planning Brief which will provide additional more detailed guidance further to the adopted Euston Area Plan and assist in steering the preparation of HS2’s stations masterplan and next year and the over-site development masterplan the year after once a development partner is procured (intended end of 2017).


The GLA and TfL with Camden are continuing to press Government to ensure a comprehensive and integrated approach to change is taken at Euston (backed by funding) and public engagement is improved. I don’t however see much happening until Royal Assent is passed in January of course.


Council begins work on Euston Station Area Planning Brief
The Council is leading on the production of a Planning Brief for the Euston Station and railway tracks area in partnership with the Greater London Authority and Transport for London.
Working with architects and urban designers Studio Egret West, we will consult residents, businesses and other stakeholders on initial proposals for the Euston Station Area Planning Brief in spring 2017. A formal consultation will follow in early 2018.
The Planning Brief will provide detail on the external station design, and potential for over-site development, building on principles set in the Euston Area Plan (EAP). The EAP was agreed by the Council, the Mayor of London and Transport for London in 2015 as a long-term planning framework for the Euston area up until 2031.
The EAP seeks to ensure that whether or not High Speed 2 (HS2) goes ahead, we can achieve the best possible future for the area for residents, businesses and visitors to Euston.
The Planning Brief is being produced at the same time as HS2 Ltd’s next phase of station design work. The Planning Brief is intended to inform and be informed by this work.
We are aiming for the Planning Brief to be adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document to the Camden Local Plan in 2018.
Council at House of Lords HS2 Select Committee

The Council appeared at the House of Lords HS2 Select Committee in September to stress the need for the redevelopment of Euston mainline station to be integrated with plans for HS2 and Crossrail 2. Comprehensive redevelopment would minimise disruption to the area and create the opportunity for 2,200 new home and 16,000 jobs through over-site development. We also made the case for fairer compensation for residents and businesses and for HS2 Ltd to increase the amount of construction and waste materials transported by rail. We are currently awaiting the Select Committee’s Report.

More information
·         Visit the Euston Area Plan website
·         Visit our HS2 webpages
·         Sign up for our HS2 e-newsletter.


Link to website page –


In addition, further to our very helpful briefing session at the beginning of this month, please find attached (with associated web links below) letters received from Government in relation to HS2 at Euston specifically highlighting, as requested initial funding to progress the feasibility work for the potential redevelopment of the existing Network Rail station. Apologies for not sending through earlier, I’ve just come back off leave for two weeks.


  • Chris Grayling MP, letter to Councillor Sarah Hayward – 08 September 2016:


  • Letter from Chris Grayling MP to Councillor Sarah Hayward – 25 July 2016:


  • Letter from Robert Goodwill MP to Councillor Sarah Hayward and Sir Eddie Lister – 22 March 2016:


In relation to a reply from Chris Grayling to the Mayor’s recent correspondence, this has been received and details will be provided very shortly in response to your Mayoral question on the matter. The response is in any event similar to that he sent to a local campaigner in October I believe.