Trust makes appeal to Europe over HS2 route

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View, Calvert Jubilee Lake - looked after by BBOWT - The proposed HS2 railline would pass over the lake on a viaduct

A11 Week 21 MCBH DP View, Calvert Jubilee Lake - looked after by BBOWT - The proposed HS2 railline would pass over the lake on a viaduct

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A WILDLIFE charity managing several reserves in the Advertiser and Review region has raised a complaint with the European Commission over the Government’s decision to forge ahead with high-speed rail plans.

The Berks, Bucks and Oxfordshire Trust (BBOWT) has taken the unprecedented step over claims the Government has not taken the proper account of the environmental impact of the HS2 line between London and Birmingham.

Phillipa Lyons, BBOWT chief executive, said: “The Government believed it was not necessary to carry out a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA).

 

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