THE government has given its backing to the multi-million pound ‘North London Powerhouse’.
The controversial project will bring long-needed investment to neglected areas like Camden and Islington, and will finally provide residents with a transport link to central London.
Transport secretary Chris Grayling said: “With the new rail link, we will open up possibilities to them in Soho and Westminster that were previously impossible without taking the Northern Line.”
As part of the proposal, the government will invest several million pounds supporting North London’s traditional industries of funky vintage fashion boutiques and cheesemongers.
Joanna Kramer, from Highgate, said: “Too many people think the most northerly point in Britain is King’s Cross, when it’s actually Alexandra Palace.
“Thanks to the North London Powerhouse, I’ll finally be able to see the lights of the big city up close, rather than having to look down at them from my eighteenth-century hillside townhouse.”