17-Feb-2017

HS2 - What Next ?

Chesham Society open meeting - 15-Feb-2017

The meeting commenced with an introduction by Jim Conboy, outlining the difficulties which still remain for Chesham and the Chilterns AONB, following the Hybrid Bill process.

This was followed by a talk by Luke Nipen, the HS2 Community Engagement Manager (for area C1 - M25 to the Chilterns Tunnel North Portal). He outlines the HS2 engagement structure, and the processes which would be used to develope Local Plans for Environment and Traffic Management.Following an extensive Q & A session, there was a feeling that further meetings would be required, in particular to ensure that the needs of Chesham were considered and addressed during the planning phase.

The AONB map exhibited is available on the HS2 Amersham site - here.