Speen Area Action Group (SAAG)
July 30th 2011
The Government’s consultation into HS2 ended on July 29th. A huge ‘Thank you’ to everyone who submitted a response!
We have to wait until the end of the year before the results are known, but there is plenty more to be done between now and then. SAAG will be meeting in August to develop plans for the coming months, and we continue to work closely with the Action Groups Against High Speed Two (AGAHST) to present a broad and deep resistance to HS2 proposals.
The fight isn’t over yet!
Route 2.5 Consultation Update
In a letter to David Lidington, Philip Hammond has responded to a question he asked on our behalf concerning the process for consultation, if the preferred route (Route 3) were rejected for any reason. In what we believe to be a change of policy, the DfT now say that if Route 3 is rejected, any other route will have to be consulted on.
In some ways this is good news, as if more consultation were needed we would have even more time to respond and public opinion could turn even further against HS2.
However, we should not let this development detract in any way from our efforts to stop HS2 – irrespective of the route chosen, it is a waste of money, it is not needed, and it will destroy the Chilterns. The full reply from Hammond can be seen here.
Please click here to go to the main consultation page
Transport Select Committee on HS2
NEW: SAAG Newsletter Edition 3 April 2011 Read here
Presentation from May 11th Public Meeting – please see here
What you will find here:
Key reference documents and detailed maps of Route 2.5 – The alternative preferred route for HS2
Freedom of Information data – especially relating to Government spend until 2018
What can I do? – suggested actions and contact details
Updates and News – key events and information relating to HS2
From the HS2 drop – down menu at the top of the page, you can also see details of
The Speen Area Action Group Strategy
Exceptional Hardship Scheme Consultation
Other Useful HS2 Links
Property Blight Details
Your involvement, support, suggestions and inputs are vital for this to work, so please, get involved and let’s see what we can achieve. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your comments, suggestions and inputs.