This Northern line extension (NLE) forms part of wider plans to regenerate the Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea area.
A public inquiry will be held to consider our application to extend the Northern line starting on Tuesday 19 November 2013. This is expected to last around four weeks.
An independent inspector has been appointed to run the public enquiry.
On 18 October 2013 we submitted our proofs of evidence to support our Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) to apply for deemed planning permission to construct the NLE.
These and other documents relating to the NLE inquiry process are available to view on the NLE Public Inquiry website.
The procedure for TWAO public inquiries is very similar to that for major planning inquiries and is set out in Factsheet L: TWAO Process (PDF 434KB).
On 27 August 2013 we submitted an Environmental Statement Addendum to the Secretary of State for Transport which included some changes to the scheme.
Details of NLE scheme changes and associated statutory consultation
We have met with resident and community groups, landowners and others with an interest in our proposals as the plans have developed. In response to their feedback we have identified a series of commitments on a number of issues and areas.
These summarise what we have said on those issues in our 'Statement of Case' and in our written evidence prepared for the inquiry. The documents below set these out:
Commitment 7 - Landscaping around the shaft and head house
Commitment 8 - Improvements at Kennington station
We have published a range of factsheets to summarise key information from the TWAO documents on the following:
The extension will improve transport links and public spaces in the area and is essential to support the transformation of Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea, a designated regeneration area on the South Bank.
Up to 25,000 jobs and 16,000 new homes could be created. Journey times from Nine Elms or Battersea to the West End or the City will, in some cases, be less than 15 minutes.
An independent report on the economic impact of the Northern line extension has shown it could generate substantial benefits to the area.
The extension is supported by the Mayor of London, Wandsworth, Lambeth and Southwark councils.
Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area Transport Study December 2009 SKM
June 2012 update leaflet