Chris Packham has published a petition on the UK Government Petitions site calling for all work on HS2 to be stopped immediately and for another vote to repeal the legislation. The petition has gained over 150,000 signatures, more than any previous HS2 petition and it is expected to be debated in Parliament. If you would like to add your name, click here.
High Speed 2 Railway (HS2) is a development proposal to run trains up to 225mph from London to the north of England. The section planned within our area is Phase 2B, which will connect the line to Manchester and Leeds.
The Wildlife Trusts are concerned about the impact HS2 will have on the landscapes and habitats and the damage it will cause to wildlife and ecosystems along the proposed route.
Currently we cannot see any evidence of a net gain for nature from this proposal and so we would oppose this development.
Read The Wildlife Trusts’ report ‘What’s the Damage? Why HS2 will cost nature too much‘.
To read more about what we have done in response to this issue, click here.