Spot the Difference is amusing when it is a game played during a wet half term holiday by bored school-kids. It is not amusing when it is part of an official environmental consultation.
Stop HS2 was sent the above image recently, showing the different amounts of detail for the same map in the consultation documents for CFA Map Book 23 (Balsall Common and Hampton in Arden) and CFA Map Book 18 (Stoneleigh, Kenilworth and Burton Green).
The map – CT 01-50 – in the Balsall Common community forum area version shows significantly fewer environmental features for Balsall Common than are in the map book for a completely different area.
This is unacceptable: people in Balsall Common and Hampton in Arden should be able to use these books for their community forum area in the expectation that all the relevant data is available in the document they downloaded.
As our supporter said:
“The only justification for the environmental features to be different on the two maps would be if the features not in the area were grey/missing (e.g. Black Waste Wood in Burton Green not highlighted in the Balsall book, and vice versa). However here it simply that the Balsall Common book shows nothing at all in its zone and only some of the features over the border.”
But once again, in an important matter for the consultation, HS2 Ltd have got it wrong.
PS We are collecting problems like this: if you come across problems with the consultation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.