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.
Chilterns Conservation Board’s statement on the Little Missenden sink hole above the HS2 tunnelling operations
The Chilterns Conservation Board (CCB) is alarmed by reports that a 6m wide and 5m deep sinkhole appeared above the...
The Chilterns Conservation Board is working to hold HS2 to account and to minimise the effects of its construction works on the Chilterns landscape.