In November 2010 Wandsworth Council gave approval to plans to revamp Battersea Power Station. Two new London Underground stations were part of the package - one at Nine Elms and one at Battersea. If the private sector funded 3km extension goes ahead, locals in Battersea would be less than 15 minutes by Tube from the West End and the City.
Michèle Dix, TfL's Managing Director for Planning said: 'We're very much behind this private-sector funded project, which will not only support the proposed development of the Northern line extension but become an important transport link for people in the Battersea and Nine Elms area.
'We are really keen to hear what local residents think about these proposals for the Northern line extension.' Around 40,000 leaflets are being sent to households and businessesin the surrounding area asking people for their views on the project, the location of stations and other infrastructure associated with the extension.
The public consultation ends on Friday 17th June. TfL and Treasury Holdings are holding three exhibitions about the Northern Line extension throughout the rest of May from 18th May. Details are on TfL's website.
Subject to funding and further planning permission the Northern line extension could be completed in 2017. I wondered where the cash would be coming from for this, when I first blogged last year and London Reconnections make a detailed prediction of how it could all be funded.