PROJECT ACTIVITIES IN 2011
The proposed route for HS2 covers roughly 40 miles as it crosses Buckinghamshire from end-to-end. All along the route there are ancient sites, historic landscapes and listed buildings: Denham, the Chalfonts, Amersham, the Misbourne Valley, Wendover, Hartwell and Aylesbury, Quainton, Twyford, Chetwode – and any number of old farms and smaller settlements in between.
So where should we start? The Chiltern Society had already started to gather evidence for the likely impact of HS2 in the southern half of the county, the Chilterns. At the same time the Chilterns Conservation Board was preparing a set of maps showing both environmental and historic features of the Chiltern landscape that would be affected.
The CCB map on the right shows a section of the line where it passes Wendover, with the town's listed buildings shown as blue dots.
BAS Council therefore decided:
During 2011, therefore...
The government also allowed a six-month period for ‘public consultation’ into the HS2 proposals. This
was the society's response:
MAP BY THE CHILTERNS CONSERVATION BOARD