Environmental Justice Inquiry

What is the impact on the health and wellbeing of ordinary people of building development? Somers Town Neighbourhood Forum has joined forces with Voluntary Action Camden, UCL and the Environmental Law Foundation to try and answer that question.

Somers Town has experienced an extraordinary level of development in recent years, with the construction of the British Library, the Cross Channel Rail Link and the Francis Crick Institute. During the next decades we face years more upheaval with the Maria Fidelis rebuild, the Central Somers Town CIP, HS2, Crossrail 2 and the British Library extension.

Over two evenings in September we will be asking Somers Town residents to talk about how these major construction projects impact on us personally. Whether its health problems, noise or light pollution, concerns about air quality or loss of open space, we want to hear about your views and experiences. Chaired by David Hart QC, the meetings are part of a process to gather community evidence and push for change at a local and national level.

A third evening in October will be devoted to the environmental impacts of HS2, including the loss of Euston Square and St James’s gardens, as well as private gardens across the Regent’s Park Estate.

More details can be found here.

All events 6pm for 6:30pm start.

20 September 2017, Impacts of Central Somers Town CIP, The Living Centre, 2 Ossulston Street, NW11 1DF

27 September 2017, Impacts of CTRL at St Pancras, Coopers Lane Tenants Hall, Hampden Close, NW1 1HW

4 October 2017, Impacts of HS2, The Surma Centre, 1 Robert Street, NW1 3JU