Concerned Iver residents came together in a peaceful protest against an increase of 500 HGVs that the village could face if the Heathrow Express depot (HEx) relocates to Langley.

Residents, including members of the Iver Heath Drama Club, held placards saying “no more HGVs” and “give Iver a relief road” as members of the HS2 select committee went on a tour through the area to visit the potential site for the new development.

The depot has to be relocated to accommodate HS2 works at Old Oak Common and Langley has been earmarked as a potential location because of its “strategic location” between London and Reading.

HS2 admitted that an extra 500 lorry and HGV movements would be created by construction of the HEx depot – 70 per cent of which would travel along Bangors Road South and through Iver village.

South Bucks District Council petitioned the HS2 select committee in July last year because they were ‘already concerned’ about the increasing numbers of HGVs through the village because of existing businesses in the area and asked HS2 to build an alternative road link.

Iver Heath Residents Association praised the “community spirit” of those who turned out and said it was a “great protest” as residents, joined by MP Dominic Grieve, gathered at planned stop points along the committee’s route to the site to make their views known.

Mr Grieve said: “I was very pleased to see the turnout of the Iver community to make their views known to the HS2 select committee and I hope that it has been effective.

“My impression was that they took on board that Iver is rather saturated with HGVs already and that they cannot impose any more on the village.”