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.