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PM confirms tunnel option will be part of environmental consultation

Thursday 11 April 2013

PM confirms tunnel option will be part of environmental consultation

Chiltern District Council Leader Nick Rose wrote to David Cameron to ask if the option of a tunnel for HS2 under the Chilterns AONB between Amersham and Wendover would be considered as part of the official Environmental Impact Assessment consultation organised by HS2 ltd.

He has now received a reply from the Prime Minister which confirms that plans drawn up by the Chiltern Ridges Action Group for a bored tunnel under the AONB will be considered in the consultation. HS2 Ltd had earlier rejected the tunnel option on grounds of cost.

The consultation on the Environmental Statement prepared by HS2 Ltd is expected later this spring.

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