The costs of the Northern Line Extension to Battersea are spiraling out of control.
We are deeply concerned about the effect that this will have on planned improvements to the area as public money will now need to be spent on the project. This will mean less money being available for affordable housing, parks, and vital transport and infrastructure improvements.
There are other issues with the scheme too, such as the huge amount of extra people that will be put on an already overcrowded Northern Line and the disruption to residents during construction if these plans go forward.
We are calling for a proper evaluation of transport needs in North Lambeth and a reassessment of all of the transport options in the Vauxhall and Nine Elms Opportunity Area to establish whether there is a better solution which will improve transport for current and future residents in our area.
I have asked at London Reconnections whether this concept would provide a superior tube-based platform for incorporation of services to the Battersea/Nine Elms redevelopment area.
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