Transport for London have insisted that both residents and businesses in south London will benefit from the extension of the Northern line, despite protests from dog walkers.
Michele Dix, Managing Director for Planning at Transport for London, said:
“Our proposed new Northern line extension for south London would create tube access for thousands of people and help support up to 25,000 jobs and 16,000 new homes in the Vauxhall and Nine Elms area."There will be no permanent loss of park space in Kennington Park
During construction the existing dog walking area will be temporarily relocated to another area of the park. “
"Local residents in Kennington will benefit from an improved park area and a new community building. "
Dog owners are due to meet this lunchtime to protest over the planned Northern line extension which they claim will ruin their space in Kennington Park used to walk their dogs. Others insist the plans will rejuvenate the area and bring in more business.