York Way/Kings Cross station - network rail S106 status update

william perrin made this Freedom of Information request to Camden Borough Council

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Dear Camden Borough Council,

I should be grateful for an update on the status of the S106 agreement between Network Rail and Camden with respect to the refurbishment of Kings Cross station and works to York Way and progress of works funded by it.

You previously updated me in 2009 see

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/17...

Could you please tell me how the monies have been disbursed and the status of the balance remaining. If possible a simple table setting out the money received, spent and retained would be useful.

Could you please send me copy of the urban initiatives report on york way referred to in 2009.

I should like to receive this information in electronic form. If you can reply to one part of this request before another, please do so.

There is a strong public interest in this information in the context of the debate about cycle safety in kings cross.

Please contact me if you have any queries

Yours faithfully,

william perrin

Dear Camden Borough Council,

you have not yet responded to my request for information about the kings cross station S106 agreement

I understand that people are busy and priorities have to be set but could you please let me know when you will respond?

Yours faithfully,

william perrin

Jones, Edward, Camden Borough Council

Dear Mr Perrin

Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately because of an error I only became aware of your request on 2nd April. In order to fully answer your questions colleagues and I will need to access a financial records database which is currently not operational, though I understand it will be up and running again next week. I anticipate being able to respond to your enquiry by the end of next week. Apologies for the continuing delay.

Regards

Edward Jones
Planner, Site Development Team

Telephone: 020 7974 2673

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Jones, Edward, Camden Borough Council

Dear Mr Perrin

Further to my last email, unfortunately I am still awaiting information needed to answer your query. I apologise again for the continuing delay.

In the meantime please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Regards

Edward Jones
Planner, Site Development Team

Telephone: 020 7974 2673

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Jones, Edward, Camden Borough Council

Dear Mr Perrin

 

Further to our conversation on Tuesday 17th April, I trust you have
received an electronic copy of the Urban Initiatives York Way Study.
Following public consultation in late 2010, works to improve York Way were
started in 2011, but are currently postponed pending mandatory Transport
for London approval for the next phase of the scheme. Work to date
includes highway drainage work and extensive widening of the western
footway. The next phase will continue the footway widening process right
down to the bottom of York Way to the junction with Euston Road. However,
TfL are currently working on their own scheme to improve the network at
that junction and this is causing further works programming issues. Beyond
that changes are also planned to the Wharfdale Road junction and
improvement works on the eastern footway.

 

Following on from advice previously given in 2009, several payments have
been made from the Environmental Improvements Contribution. As requested,
these are set out in table form below:

 

Paragraph 4.22 of the S106 – Environmental Improvements Contribution. A
total of £601,592.34 has been received.

 
Sum spent Purpose
£2,810.00 York Way bus survey
£19,800.00 Two payments (£13,000 and £6,800) for York Way Urban
Initiatives Study
£74,664.62 Design fees for York Way improvements scheme
£122,119.31 Works costs, including stockpiled materials
 

£382,198.41 is retained, to be spent on the purposes as set out in clause
2.27 of the S106 agreement
 

 

Network Rail paid a Footbridge Contribution of £258,941.34 in January 2009
(in line with paragraph 4.18.7 of the S106 agreement). This sum is to be
used for the same purposes as the Environmental Improvements Contribution.
As stated in the previous response, a £100,000 highways contribution was
received in June 2009. This sum has not yet been spent but will
be applied towards the purposes defined in paragraph 2.39 of the S106
agreement.  

 

I trust this information will be of use to you. Please don't hesitate to
contact me (020 7974 2673) if you have any further queries relating to the
S106 agreement. If you have any queries regarding York Way improvements
the best person to speak to is Andrew Helyer, Senior Engineer, on 020 7974
5929.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Edward Jones
Planner, Site Development Team

Telephone: 020 7974 2673

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