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.