New mobile CCTV units will monitor HS2 construction vehicle activity in Buckinghamshire over the next five years.

Bucks Council bought the two mobile CCTV cameras which will be operated and moved between different locations around the county.

The council used HS2 assurance funding for the purchase.

The cameras will monitor HS2 construction vehicle activity, with officials checking that the vehicles are using approved lorry routes.

They will also be used to review any relevant reported incidents.

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Ian Thompson, Buckinghamshire Council’s Corporate Director for Planning Growth and Sustainability said: “This is a very welcome initiative, and we plan to use the cameras in locations being used by HS2 construction traffic where we have the greatest concerns about road safety and the impact on our local communities.”

The cameras have initially been positioned at the Keepers Lane junction near Little Missenden on the A413, and the crossroads at the junction of School Hill and Perry Hill at Calvert.

It comes after the council refused HS2 contractor Align permission to close off part of the A413 over two weekends for utilities works as part of the the Little Missenden vent shaft site construction, citing the lack of a “comprehensive” mitigation plan to address the “likely volume of displaced traffic and the associated impacts” of the closure.

More information about the cameras, including a schedule of future locations, will be published at