Euston Regeneration and HS2

The area around Euston Station does need some improvemenrt, and there is room for ‘Regeneration’, in places:

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But we must remember  that the surrounding area isn’t empty or derelict, and that it is full of many people trying to make a life for themselves, living and working in mixed communities:

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Sure, some places may need improvement, and it is more than likely that we need to up-skill some of the people who live in the area (and provide the sort of jobs which they can do).

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But there is no need for the wholescale and widespread re-development which the Government and international property companies are talking about.

Why do we need a major new shopping centre at Euston Station when there is already a functioning High Street within a mile:

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Yes, it might need a bit of smartening up – but it is there to serve the mixed community within its hinterland, not internatonal big-business.  Do we really want to swap this:

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for a large, nation wide, chain of bakers?

Large scale development will sweep away fine grain such as this:

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I will write more about Euston and HS2 a bit later, but perhaps this is what we need before it is too late:

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