West Hampstead London Overground Station gains Planning Permission
Last month, London Overground, part of Transport for London, secured planning permission for West Hampstead Station. The station will deliver improvements such as a larger concourse and open space in front of the site, a wider public footpath, improved ticketing, gateline, staff accommodation, ticket facilities and a retail unit. Lifts to platform level and a new pedestrian walkway over the line will also be provided. The concept will reinforce ‘the street’ by where the station building will be an extension of the public realm, linking with West End Lane and the nearby Ballymore scheme.
Temple advised London Overground on planning strategy and environmental appraisals including preparation of documents and submission of the planning application. The proposals were decided by the London Borough of Camden’s Development Control Committee and were approved by a unanimous majority.
The project marks a continuation of London Overground’s ongoing improvement initiative, including capacity, accessibility and major projects, which is set to keep up with the growing demand and to maintain customer satisfaction.