National Trust supports a long HS2 tunnel to protect the Chilterns AONB

Today the National Trust presented to the House of Commons High Speed Two Select Committee, their support for a fully bored Chilterns Tunnel in order to protect the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Over the course of two weeks numerous parties are petitioning the Select Committee regarding the Chiltern tunnel case.  Representations have already…

National Trust response to HS2 Community and Environment Fund and Business and Local Economy Fund announcement

We cautiously welcome the HS2 Community and Environment Fund and the Business and Local Economy Fund announced by the Department for Transport today. A sum of £30 million is to be made available for residents and local communities between London and Birmingham to “invest in project projects such as the refurbishment of local community centres,…