23 November 2010
Society releases paper on tunnelling concerns
A report prepared by the Chiltern Society's Geological Adviser, Dr. Haydon Bailey, identifies a number of serious concerns arising from the geology and hydrology of the ground underlying the proposed HS2 routes through the Chilterns.
Dr Bailey has conducted detailed research into the chalk formations along the 8km route of the proposed high speed rail tunnel under the Chiltern Hills near Amersham, in Buckinghamshire. His investigations indicate that
tunnelling the proposed HS2 high speed rail route from London to the West Midlands and the North of England through the chalk hills of the Chilterns could cause damage to the natural underground reservoirs that store the water supplies serving a large area of the north-western home counties. It could also dry-up one of the sub-region’s precious chalk stream habitats.
To read Dr Bailey’s report, which has been submitted to HS2 Ltd and the Environment Agency, click here.
9 November 2010
CPRE joins Campaign against HS2
Is High Speed 2 on the Wrong Track?
The Government should abandon plans to make High Speed 2 (HS2) the fastest railway in the world. That is what the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) told Philip Hammond, Secretary of State for Transport, at a major conference ‘Sustaining the Momentum on UK High Speed Rail’ on Thursday 4th November.
For more details, see the full press release on their website.
1 November 2010
HS2 – slide presentation of the proposed High speed rail route across the Chilterns
The Chiltern Society is at the forefront of the protest against a proposal to build a High Speed railway from London to Birmingham.
In support of this protest, PhotoGroup member Keith Hoffmeister has produced photos and a digital slide presentation to help bring home the full implication of the damage that will be caused to the countryside if this proposed route is developed.
Click here to see photos, maps and a video to trace the proposed route across the Chilterns.