WDC to petition government on HS2

WDC to petition government on HS2

WDC to petition government on HS2

First published in News

WYCOMBE District Council will petition the government about HS2 to ensure the impact on the district is effectively mitigated.

Councillors at Full Council on Monday night agreed to submit the petition which was approved by WDC’s Cabinet last week.

The proposed HS2 route would plough through the Chilterns Outstanding Area of Natural Beauty, including a half-mile stretch in the Wycombe District.

The area to the north of the district around Princes Risborough could also be affected by the construction of the rail line, councillors said.

WDC Leader Richard Scott said the council - which has already committed £30,000 towards reports and work on HS2, with an additional £30,000 budget available - would keep a “tight rein” on costs.

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3:21pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Bartholomew HuckleBerry says...

Pleeeeeeeease not another waste of our funds ! The already failed campaign by the WDC has sunk away vast amounts without a shred of benefit being gained. This is another cunning scheme by the lawyers and the WDC's consultants whom are just interested in obtaining fees and fighting lost causes in the courts by half hearted, in-efficient legal challenges.

Please instead invest the money to fix the roads because by the time HS2 is built, there will be no road surface left to get to the stations where it will serve, so a total waste !
Pleeeeeeeease not another waste of our funds ! The already failed campaign by the WDC has sunk away vast amounts without a shred of benefit being gained. This is another cunning scheme by the lawyers and the WDC's consultants whom are just interested in obtaining fees and fighting lost causes in the courts by half hearted, in-efficient legal challenges. Please instead invest the money to fix the roads because by the time HS2 is built, there will be no road surface left to get to the stations where it will serve, so a total waste ! Bartholomew HuckleBerry
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5:35pm Wed 30 Apr 14

yog says...

Ridiculous waste of taxpayers money.
Ridiculous waste of taxpayers money. yog
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11:12am Sun 4 May 14

Malc London says...

Bartholomew HuckleBerry wrote:
Pleeeeeeeease not another waste of our funds ! The already failed campaign by the WDC has sunk away vast amounts without a shred of benefit being gained. This is another cunning scheme by the lawyers and the WDC's consultants whom are just interested in obtaining fees and fighting lost causes in the courts by half hearted, in-efficient legal challenges.

Please instead invest the money to fix the roads because by the time HS2 is built, there will be no road surface left to get to the stations where it will serve, so a total waste !
I don't think you understand the concept of HS2. There are only 2 stations either end of the line. People in Wycombe will get no benefit from the rail.

It's like closing all the junctions on the M40 and only allowing cars to get off in London or Birmingham.

Any money spent getting people to see sense is a fraction of the cost of not fighting it.
[quote][p][bold]Bartholomew HuckleBerry[/bold] wrote: Pleeeeeeeease not another waste of our funds ! The already failed campaign by the WDC has sunk away vast amounts without a shred of benefit being gained. This is another cunning scheme by the lawyers and the WDC's consultants whom are just interested in obtaining fees and fighting lost causes in the courts by half hearted, in-efficient legal challenges. Please instead invest the money to fix the roads because by the time HS2 is built, there will be no road surface left to get to the stations where it will serve, so a total waste ![/p][/quote]I don't think you understand the concept of HS2. There are only 2 stations either end of the line. People in Wycombe will get no benefit from the rail. It's like closing all the junctions on the M40 and only allowing cars to get off in London or Birmingham. Any money spent getting people to see sense is a fraction of the cost of not fighting it. Malc London
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