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Sir Merrick to chair Crossrail 2 growth commission

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We are delighted to announce that our Chairman Sir Merrick Cockell has been confirmed as the Chairman of the newly created Crossrail 2 Growth Commission.

The Commission will be working to maximise the benefit of the new railway through bringing together London boroughs, county councils outside and around London as well as key business and development stakeholders along the route to work together on how the railway can best support housing and job creation.

The construction of Crossrail 2 will support the manufacturing and engineering sectors of this country in addition to the construction sector and with a supply chain stretching across the UK hopefully support around 60,000 full time jobs.  It will also enable and accelerate the development of much needed new housing, helping to regenerate some of the UK’s most deprived areas.

Sir Merrick Cockell said: “I am delighted to be appointed as the Chairman of the Crossrail 2 Growth Commission. This new railway is imperative to the future growth of the Capital and across the UK and the Growth Commission will play a key role in helping ensure local development plans along the route meet their full potential.”

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