HS2 – Amersham Action Group

This group recently linked to us. I’ve added it to our HS2 – The Basics web page and elevated the HS2 Basics link to the top of the ‘Background’ part of our main HS2 page (that’s the page that links to everything HS2).

If you don’t like navigating menus, you might prefer to use ‘Search this site’ (at the top right of each page) if you’re after something in particular.

HS2 vs LBH 3rd July 10am public hearing. Can you come?

Can you get to a public hearing in the Civic Centre on July 3rd starting @ 10:00 to consider HS2’s Appeal against LBH for refusing to approve its wetland mitigation proposal?

HS2 is attempting to mitigate bulldozing 27ha wet woodland and chalk rivers, home to over 2400 species, by replacing it with a 0.85ha pond and basking bank set up for great crested newt and grass snake.

It claims NO NET LOSS to biodiversity. Hopefully the image below will help set the perspective.

Please come if you can and support the Council and everyone wanting to preserve this special area.

Thanks

HS2 despoilation

Colne Valley Viaduct Design Survey

Colne Valley Viaduct Design feedback – deadline extended to complete our surveys

Reposted from HS2 in Hillingdon

Following the recent engagement event, residents have been asked for their feedback on the emerging designs of the Colne Valley Viaduct.

The deadline for feedback has now been extended to Monday 16 April.

To complete the survey please visit Colne Valley Viaduct section by clicking here

Paper copies of the survey are also available in Harefield, Ickenham and Ruislip libraries.

This Thursday: influence Colne Valley viaduct plans

March 22, 2pm to 8pm in ICKENHAM VILLAGE HALL

The Colne Valley is an important recreational area for local residents. It’s our ‘back garden’ The HS2 route runs through Ickenham, Harefield and then across the valley.

This Association with local groups, the London Borough of Hillingdon and local politicians campaigned for the ‘Ruislip’ tunnel to be extended to the Chiltern tunnel to save Ickenham, Harefield and the Colne Valley from both damaging construction activity and the environmental issues when the trains are running. The government refused.

A 3.9 km viaduct has to be built across the Colne Valley lakes and rivers. HS2 commissioned a design for this viaduct and ALIGN (a construction company) has been contracted to build the viaduct.

This event run by the ALIGN team is an opportunity for you to find out more about the emerging design of the Colne Valley Viaduct and landscapes at an early stage, as well as what it may mean for the local area.

We recommend go if you can; it’s an opportunity for local communities to input to the final designs.

The event will not cover HOAC plans or the construction plans for Ickenham and the Ruislip tunnel.  These will be covered at future events.

Breakspear Road South: Update

As you will have realised, the previous announcement from HS2 proved to be incorrect. We now have an update on the temporary traffic lights. Work starts on Monday 12th March.

The link is https://hs2inhillingdon.commonplace.is/news/2018/03/09/update-on-lane-closure-on-breakspear-road-south

This is at the heart of the message:

A northbound lane closure would be required during March on Breakspear Road South to enable the set-up of a construction compound. These works are set to commence on Monday 12th March for a period of up to three weeks. Two way traffic lights will be utilised to ensure that traffic flow is maintained in the area. The traffic lights will be in operation 24 hours a day but will be manually operated at peak times (07:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 18:00) to enable disruption to be minimised and alleviate pressure on the network.