PRINCES Risborough Town Council has formalised its position against HS2, coming out against the high speed rail plan.

Chairman and Mayor Alan Turner met with representatives from HS2 Limited to discuss how the plans would affect Risborough.

Cllr Turner told the monthly town council on Tuesday night about what he was told.

He said: "With regards to vehicle movements from construction traffic that would be routed through Princes Risborough there will be something like up to 70 light vehicle movements per day and up to 10 heavy good vehicle movements per day."

HS2 Limited confirmed the route through Risborough would be coming along the Aylesbury Road down to Duke Street roundabout.

At that point they couldn't say what the percentage split would be- to the left to High Wycombe and to the right to Thame and the motorway.

Cllr Gary Hall said: "I don't accept the lorry movements. It is a ridiculously low figure."

There will be no money for the town in mitigation for roads and disruption. Cllr Bill Bendyshe-Brown said: "It is all pain and no gain for Bucks. Seeing these figures and how it will affect the town is even more pain and no gain."

Councillors came out against the HS2 line. Cllr Reg Orsler said: "I would like to make it clear we are opposing HS2 because of what it is going to do to Risborough as a town.

"It is a separate issue whether we look at it as a central Government initiative.

"We are here to represent the people of Risborough and we try to protect the people of Risborough."

The town council agreed to oppose HS2 on the grounds of the detrimental impact it will have on the town and the area.