We’re working to ensure that special places, including those in our care for the nation to enjoy, receive adequate protection from the HS2 railway that is planned to connect London, Birmingham, Crewe, Leeds and Manchester.
We are neither for nor against High Speed 2 but like many other people we are concerned about the potential impacts of Phase 1 of HS2, particularly where it passes close to the places that we look after in Buckinghamshire for the nation.
We're continuing to monitor the impact that HS2 will have around the special places within our care. Our response to the latest consultation from HS2 Ltd urges them to further consider the historic natural environment.
Our consultation response to the preferred route of Phase 2 of the rail link, (which runs from Birmingham to Leeds and Manchester), provides an in-depth assessment of the impact at each Trust place affected and a commentary on some of the methodologies used by HS2 Ltd to assess impacts.