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Anti-HS2 campaigners set up another camp in Bucks

This time, it's in the woods which inspired Roald Dahl when writing Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Published by Dan Gooding at 5:42am 5th March 2020. 2-minute read.

Anti-HS2 campaigners set up another camp in Bucks

Another resistance camp has popped up in Buckinghamshire, trying to keep HS2 workers away.

Campaigners have set up in Jones Hill Wood, near Great Missenden - the place which inspired Roald Dahl for Fantastic Mr. Fox.

In a post on Facebook, campaigners said:

"This wood is directly in the path and at the start the planned Wendover viaduct. It is also border by two family farms under the threat of impending forced evictions.

"These families and woods are part of our literary, cultural and social history, inspiring Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox adventures. Something we should cherish and preserve for future generations."

They added that this inspirational woodland is a key location in the Chilterns HS2 development and that they need to come together to save this land and the land around it.

The post continues:

"We need people to come and help form a rota to occupy this woodland or it will be lost forever. We have limited time the HS2 fence is one field away. We have limited numbers and resource. It’s time to act."

Campaigners have already been camping out in Great Missenden, to save trees along the Link Road, and just outside Wendover.

The controversial rail project was given the go-ahead by the government last month and preparation works have been ongoing in Bucks for some time now.

HS2 Limited have argued that they are replacing many trees and creating new wildlife habitats to offset the ones they need to clear to build the railway line.

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