Everything In This Picture Will Be Bulldozed For HS2
Tuesday 10th January 2012
Everything in this picture will be bulldozed for the HS2 rail link.
The government gave the £32bn project the go-ahead this morning, with a high-speed rail link between London and Birmingham to be ready by 2026.
Part of the plan involves a complete overhaul of London Euston station - and the only direction they can develop is west towards Regent's Park.
That would mean a number of flats and businesses would be demolished to make way for the refurbished rail terminal, including everything in the picture above.
Thousands of homeowners in the Home Counties are furious by the proposed route, which cuts a swathe through the Chiltern Hills.
Transport Minister Justine Greening announced a series of measures attempting to reduce the environmental impact in the Chilterns, a green belt area with a solid Tory vote.