The Woodland Trust have issued a call for action to save ancient woodland from the devastating effect of HS2 preparatory works.
As they say on their website:
At the same time, the future of HS2 looks shakier than ever. The Prime Minister has called a review into the project as its predicted costs spiral.
We face a terrible possibility.
Preparatory works continue ahead of the impending felling of these woods. But with a review due, we could lose these priceless national assets for no reason. They could be trashed for a project that may never happen.
Or worse, the government could decide to cut costs by changing the route and destroying even more ancient woodland.
They have provided a simple email form on their website which will allow you to email Douglas Oakervee (the former chair of HS2 Ltd running the review), Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport and Paul Maynard MP, who now has responsibility for HS2.
We’d really urge you to use their form and add your own comments.