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Examination of Witnesses

Part of High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:00 pm on 9th July 2013.

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Sarah Hayward: It can be an exceptional driver for economic growth. I mentioned the King’s Cross railway lands earlier, and re-doing the stations and bringing High Speed 1 in has been a real driver. As a local authority, we campaigned with local MPs for High Speed 1 to come in to St Pancras station, to safeguard the station and drive the regeneration. It will provide 25,000 jobs and 2,000 new homes. It is an incredible transformation of a site that had been derelict for 40 years. We support the right regeneration schemes, but I am afraid that this is simply the wrong one for the Euston area.