Parliament to debate whether to rethink HS2 on Monday 13 September

Wednesday 8 September 2021

**Last updated 20 September**
Little Missenden vent shaft looking north Jul 2021. Image Credit: Chiltern Society.

A Westminster Hall debate is scheduled for 13 September 2021 from 6:00pm until 7:30pm, where MPs will come together to discuss whether to halt all HS2 works and repeal HS2 legislation. 

The debate was prompted by the Petitions Committee when a Gov.uk petition – kick-started last year by Chris Packham – reached over 150,000 signatures. 

The Chilterns Conservation Board has issued a briefing ahead of the debate to local MPs, which you can read here

For more information on our views on HS2 please visit our HS2 pages

Update 20 September

We would like to thank all MPs who voiced their concerns, especially those pertinent to the Chilterns AONB. We agree that a full debate is now needed to address the increasing costs, increased environmental damage, lack of respect for local communities and a much-needed revised business case. We are also pleased that the minister agreed to answer in writing all the questions that he did not have time to address in the debate.

Missed the debate? You can read the transcript here.


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