Tunneling, but not what they wanted

Following the decision from HS2 Ltd to change the cut and cover tunnel around South Heath into a bored tunnel, this statement has been issued by Bucks County Council:

We remain disappointed that none of the long tunnel options were supported by the Select Committee in its 21 July announcement, and cautiously welcomed its interim decision to instruct HS2 Ltd to look at extending the current Government-proposed scheme tunnel northwards.

We remain dissatisfied with the brief decision announced and will continue to press for a more comprehensive resolution. We will continue to work with all of our stakeholders and partners to lobby for the maximum mitigation possible for all affected and ask our local residents, who have petitioned, to carry on the fight and present their cases to the Select Committee in the autumn.”

Here’s a reminder of what they actually wanted.

 

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