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AVDC could ask government to halt HS2 work

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Published by Dan Gooding at 1:40pm 17th April 2019. (Updated at 3:38pm 17th April 2019)

AVDC are looking at asking HS2 to stop all work in Aylesbury Vale until their plans are properly funded and approved.

The District Council will look at writing to the government tonight, saying the area shouldn't suffer until delayed plans are approved.

We have already seen huge areas cleared in preparation for the high-speed line to be built.

The motion being discussed by the council tonight says:

As required by the Department of Transport, Notice to Proceed should not be given until management capability, affordability of contracts and robustness of revised business case have all been proven.

We see no reason why Aylesbury Vale District should suffer significant disruption and long term environmental destruction until detailed design and cost have been approved.

We also ask that HS2 Ltd significantly improves the effectiveness of its
community engagement with those impacted by the line.

It has been put forward by Councillor John Chilver and seconded by the leader, Angela Macpherson.

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