National Trust appoints specialists to protect Hardwick Hall

The National Trust has appointed landscape architecture specialists Cookson and Tickner to develop a proposal to mitigate HS2’s impact on Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire, and to integrate the high speed rail line into the historic landscape. An aerial view of Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire. Credit National Trust/John Miller. The appointment has been made following a competitive…

Ecology Technical Group Assessment and Review of the HS2 Ltd Approach to the Natural Environment

The HS2 Ecology Technical Group has today released a report assessing and reviewing the HS2 Ltd approach to the natural environment and made recommendations for the subsequent phases of the project. The HS2 Ecology Technical Group, of which the National Trust is a member, believes that HS2 Ltd must improve their approach to ecology and be…

National Trust Response to HS2 Phase 2A Report

The National Trust welcomes the level of detail accompanying the HS2 Phase 2A Birmingham to Crewe report but has concerns where the railway passes close to Shugborough Hall and Downs Banks in Staffordshire. We are working with experts to understand the impact of HS2 at Shugborough and Downs Banks. We understand that an elevated section…