Tuesday 24 May 2016
A Review Group has been established, comprised of local authorities in the Chilterns affected by HS2, the Chilterns Conservation Board, Natural England, Department for Transport and HS2 Ltd, to discuss the design of the HS2 scheme through the Chilterns and how its impacts can be mitigated.
The Group had its first meeting in April and will meet regularly. It has a £3m budget to support identification and delivery of local measures over and above that proposed in the Environmental Statement or related detailed design. This could include works outside the limits of the HS2 Hybrid Bill.
The Conservation Board will be urging that the design takes full account of the nationally-important landscape of the AONB, its special character and its setting.