MEGA-DEVELOPMENT ON ITS WAY TO O2
■ The owner of the O2 Centre, Land Securities, has proposed a massive new residential development on land currently used for the car park, Homebase, and car dealerships (see the map on the leaflet attached).
This is the biggest of a series of developments that have dominated our community. It's vital that the development benefits local residents. West Hampstead Conservatives are calling for:
■ Funds to expand West Hampstead Underground station, including a lift. Labour-run Camden treats West Hampstead as a cash cow, collecting millions from developments, but spending little of it here.
■ Height to be capped at five storeys - the same as the adjoining students residences on Blackburn Road - to avoid setting a precedent that leads to high-rises across West Hampstead.
■ A GP's surgery. Getting an appointment in West Hampstead has been difficult for years, yet Camden's made no new provision.
■ No loss of business space. Recent developments have led to a loss of business space, from the Liddell Road workshops, the Iverson Road garden centre, and soon-to-close Travis Perkins. We want to prevent West Hampstead becoming just a dormitory.
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