Wildlife to benefit with a greener vision for HS2?

April 27, 2014

in Amphibians, Birds, Insects, Mammals, Nurturing Nature Talks/Presentations, Other organisations

If HS2 goes ahead what suggestions are there for wildlife?  

“Whatever you measure it against -by Government legislation, guidance or rhetoric-the current proposals for HS2 fall very short when it comes to the environment. It is at odd with the ambitions for nature’s recovery expressed in many key policy documents such as the Natural Environment White Paper or the Lawton Review”. 

If the Government gets its way and forces the rail link through our countryside, the  report ‘A greener vision for HS2. Ideas for large scale nature restoration along the proposed route” by wildlife experts at the Wildlife Trusts and not some Governmental quango or department, proposes a 1km ribbon of wildlife rich landscape either side of the line, planned and run by a partnership of local residents, landowners and expert groups.

A shortened version is here,  the full report is here to download.

HS2 a greener vision

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

George April 27, 2014 at 11:04 am

Looks lovely that George…


Marian April 27, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Can’t possibly comment on this one George. Living in North Devon and suffered greatly with the flooding issue this year which effected our mainline railway link to London, we received promises from our PM that an alternative link to by pass Dawlish would be looked at. Doubt if the West Country will be given a second thought if this goes ahead. So a real sore issue here!!


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