HS2 Petition Presented to Commons

Thursday, October 8th, 2015
Filed under: News Item

HS2 presentation slideA petition from Amersham Town Council was presented on 23rd September 2015 to the High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill Select Committee. ATC’s petition was one of many dealing with the issues in relation to tunnelling in the Chilterns AONB. Bucks CC has prepared a useful summary of this phase of petitions (PDF, 1.8MB). It lists the main ‘asks’, listed in order of preference:

  1. Fully bored tunnel, edge to edge through The Chilterns.
  2. Extension to the existing Tunnel and the Green Tunnels through The Chilterns.
  3. Additional noise and visual mitigation measures effective in the operational phase;
  4. Construction phase mitigation measures, such as traffic control and air quality.

Amersham Town Council’s detailed petition endorsed all these concerns, but concentrated in particular on the extremely adverse impacts on above-ground construction on the Amersham economy and community, and on key services. In particular, we expressed frustration at the failure to develop a construction logistics strategy to deal effectively with the spoil the project will generate, or the materials it will require. Further congestion of already busy roads and excessive levels of air pollution are inevitable.

Click to download a copy of ATC’s September 2015 petition (PDF, 5.9MB).

Click here to view Amersham Town Council’s earlier Petition.

Other Recent News

  • CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – Citizen of the Year Awards 2019
  •     WOULD YOU LIKE TO RECOGNISE A LOCAL HERO? ATC ARE CALLING FOR NOMINATIONS FOR CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2019 Has someone you know gone above and beyond for the community? Have they done something AMAZING & you feel they should be recognized for their achievement? Then why not nominate your local hero [More…]

  • Christmas Tree Recycle Service – Hervines Park
  • We are pleased to announce that the Town Council are once again offering a Christmas tree recycling service this year. Feel free to drop off your used real trees our Hervines Road Depot, where they will be shredded and used around the town. There will be a designated area, upon arrival, for any unwanted trees, [More…]

  • Thank you to the Town Council Depot Staff
  • The Town Mayor joined fellow Town Councillors in wishing the Town Council Depot Staff a Merry Christmas, while thanking them for their efforts over the past year. The team at the depot have once again proved invaluable, ensuring that Amersham continues to look at its very best. [More…]

  • 480 Additional Trees Planted at Willow Wood
  • Willow Wood grows with 480 new trees planted! A huge thank you to everyone that joined us for what turned out to be a perfect December morning for a community tree plant. In total, we planted 480 native trees adding to the 5500 trees that have previously been planted, as an extension to the mature [More…]