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,…

Can you dig it? Developing Our Archaeological Knowledge

In this series of blog posts Ellie Dewdney will be keeping you up to date with current issues that could affect Britain’s most special places and what the National Trust are doing to preserve these national treasures. So it seems certain that there are going to be those who are worried about the archaeological impact…

Can you dig it? Infrastructure and past archaeological mistakes

In this series of blog posts Ellie Dewdney will be keeping you up to date with current issues that could affect Britain’s most special places and what the National Trust are doing to preserve these national treasures. As discussed in the previous post ‘Can you dig it? Infrastructure and archaeology’ it is difficult to deny…

Can you dig it? Infrastructure and archaeology

In this series of blog posts Ellie Dewdney will be keeping you up to date with current issues that could affect Britain’s most special places and what the National Trust are doing to preserve these national treasures. When it comes to archaeology it is an exciting time here at the Trust. To the delight of…

Good design of HS2 needs more than convenient window-dressing

At long last, some of Britain’s top designers are coming together today to create a set of design principles for HS2. Filled with grand and laudable aspirations, the HS2 Ltd press release publicising the event and subsequent report talks of: “A gold-standard high speed railway,” “Making the country proud,” and, “The benchmark to which others…