Government Overview Of The Case For Crossrail And Its Environmental Impacts
- Publication Date:
- 01 November 2007
- Public Administration
To help inform the debate, 'Government Overview of the Case for Crossrail and its Environmental Impacts (Cm 7250)' summarises the work that has already been done to assess, control, and mitigate the environmental impacts of Crossrail and explains why the Government believes that the Crossrail project is worthy of its support.To approve the Crossrail Bill at Third Reading Members will need to be satisfied as to the adequacy of the Environmental Statement prepared by the Promoter of the Bill and that the Promoter has given sufficient consideration to alternatives to the Bill proposals.The overview examines: The Environmental Statement; The Role of the Select Committee; General approach to the control and mitigation of environmental impacts; Post-mitigation impacts, including noise and vibration, impacts on townscape, landscape, visual amenity, heritage and archaeology, traffic and transport, community and socio-economic impacts, settlement, ecology, dust, water resources, contaminated land, and electromagnetic fields; The need for, and benefits of, Crossrail; and, Human rights issues.