High Speed Rail (HS2)

Phil Taylor

HS2 construction is gathering pace. As of May 2019 a lot of preparation work has already been undertaken; including ground investigations and the start of diverting two main gas mains at Harvil road.

There has been a further delay in the proposed start of the main construction activities, until the end of 2019. Based on the early works so far, we can expect enormous disruption in the area.

Many meetings are happening between HS2 Ltd and representatives of local residents, but HS2 are not very responsive to the feedback and concerns that are presented to them.

You can read the reports of our interactions with HS2 here.

We expect more news and details on public meetings later this year in the near future.

Some key links:

HS2 helpline (although it is not good at present and you will need to chase up)
Email:
Phone: 08081 434 434
Local Hillingdon HS2 website (you can register for email updates on works in this area on this site): https://hs2inhillingdon.commonplace.is/

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Recent HS2 interactions

A group of local residents have been continuing their activities in pressurising HS2 to minimise the damage that will be done to the local community in the coming years. The links below go to the monthly reports of activities. Activities in July 2020. Activities in June 2020. Activities in May 2020. Activities in April 2020. […]

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Woodland Trust HS2 petition

The Woodland Trust is running a petition to ask the government to formally stop the destruction of trees and woods by the HS2 programme.  Some of the woods are in our area.  Do have a look at the link below, and if you feel able, sign the petition. https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/hs2

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Breakspear Road South closure postponed

Following our formal letter to the HS2 Chief executive last week, HS2 have announced they will postpone the closure of Breakspear Road South “until the end of the summer school term (July 19)”.  The exact dates will be advised in due course – hopefully through proper communication channels and not just by sticking signs up […]

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Letter to HS2 about the failure of their community engagement

A letter has been sent to the HS2 Chief Executive and the relevant contacts within HS2 complaining about the failure of HS2 to listen to, and act on, our concerns about the damage the project is doing to our communities.  The letter was signed by eight local community organisations, including the Ruislip Residents’ Association.  It […]

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Electric and Magnetic Fields

Concerns were expressed about any issues from HS2 running high voltage cables under residential streets.  This is the reply received from HS2. Following concerns raised over Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMF) from 1979 onwards, an independent Stakeholder Advisory Group on Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) EMFs, “SAGE”, was formed in 2004. The group was made up […]

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