The impact of HS2 on the Chilterns AONB
Direct loss of protected wildlife species
HS2 Ltd has acknowledged that all barn owls living and hunting within a 3km distance either side of the HS2 route will be killed (a 6km wide danger zone).
Goodbye Grim's Ditch
This video, filmed and edited by local resident, Karl Neilson, shows the devastation HS2 has caused to Grim’s Ditch, a linear earthworks, ancient woodland and scheduled monument dating back to at least the Iron Age.
The visible effects of HS2 on the Chilterns landscape.
Photos from 2015 vs. September 2019 taken from Angling Spring Wood public footpath. After photo shows new HS2 road constructed from the Great Missenden Link Road roundabout to take construction traffic to tunnel portal.
The Chiltern Society has been keeping a photographic record of changes to the Chilterns and Colne Valley Park as construction progresses. You can view the photographic diary here.
We are aware of a further two sinkholes appearing in farmed fields between Sibley’s Coppice and Frith Hill.
We have been made aware of a second sinkhole occurring above one of the HS2 tunnel boring machines (TBMs) in Hyde Heath.
The announcement by the Prime Minister cancelling HS2 north of Birmingham undermines the justification for the remaining section of the route.