HS2 update - June 2020

HS2 update – June 2020

Extinction Rebellion walk along the HS2 PHASE 1 route 20-27 June

Extinction Rebellion and local communities will be walking 125 miles along Phase 1 of the HS2 route, coming through the Chilterns on the 24th and 25th June

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Chiltern Society HS2 Photo Diary

The construction of the HS2 high speed railway line will have a major impact on the Central Chilterns. Chiltern Society member Keith Hoffmeister has been taking photographs at a number of locations since plans were first announced in 2010. The photos cover the phase before construction as well as early Enabling Works.

Keith has been joined in this work by fellow members Jim Conboy, Bob Smith and Neil Lynch and cover the construction phase through to completion, when trains will start to run anytime between 2028 and 2031.

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Photo diary of HS2 by Keith Hoffmeister

Related news

HS2: more sinkholes open up in the Chilterns

We are aware of a further two sinkholes appearing in farmed fields between Sibley’s Coppice and Frith Hill.

Hyde Heath Sinkhole

We have been made aware of a second sinkhole occurring above one of the HS2 tunnel boring machines (TBMs) in Hyde Heath.

Chilterns Conservation Board’s position on the cancellation of the Northern Leg of High Speed 2

The announcement by the Prime Minister cancelling HS2 north of Birmingham undermines the justification for the remaining section of the route.


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The Management Plan for the Chilterns National Landscape

The Management Plan sets out the policies and actions to be followed by all stakeholders to conserve and enhance this special place. The current Plan (“the Chilterns AONB Management Plan 2019-24”) has been extended to March 2025 and is currently under review.
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Chilterns AONB Boundary Review

We are are working closely with Natural England to explore the case for and against extending the boundary of the protected area of the Chilterns AONB. Find out about the project, and how this could benefit people and the landscape on our Boundary Review page.
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Follow the Countryside Code

Help us to protect the Chilterns AONB when you’re out and about by following the Countryside Code and the rules for the site you are visiting. Please respect others around you and those who care for and work in this special landscape.
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Challenging HS2

Find out how we are actively working to hold HS2 and their contractors to account, to reduce environmental damage and seek the best designs possible.
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