• Wendover Parish Council

An independent-led government review of HS2

Wendover Parish Council welcomes the announcement on 21st August 2019 of an independent-led government review of HS2 that will consider “whether and how we proceed” with HS2 ahead of the ‘Notice to Proceed’ decision for Phase 1 (London-West Midlands) due by the end of 2019.

It is essential that the Wendover Short-Mined Tunnel proposal is included in the reviewing and testing of all the existing evidence in order to allow the government to make properly-informed decisions on the future of Phases 1 and 2 of the project, including the estimated cost and schedule position.

Wendover Parish Council has always had serious doubts that previous reviews fully considered the Short-Mined Tunnel proposal. No evidence has ever been produced to dispel our misgivings. Indicators in Ministerial Statements have through inaccuracies, fuelled these misgivings.

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