HS2 rail link
The Government plans to build a high speed rail line known as High Speed 2 (HS2), linking a number of the UK's major cities
We fully believe there is a need to move towards a low carbon economy. However, we are yet to be convinced that this proposed rail route by the Government, as an alternative to road transport, is as green as it claims.
Our immediate concern is that in threatening ancient woods, the current proposals do not achieve all that they could.
So far our analysis shows that the route will directly affect 33 ancient woods. And depending on the final route, track specifications (the width of which varies between 25m and 60m) and location of stations there could be an additional negative impact on further ancient woods.