2021-04-09 HS2 works in Leather Lane
22 images Created 12 Apr 2021
Great Missenden, UK. 9th April, 2021. HS2 security contractors guard a fenced area on Leather Lane where several hundred-year-old oak trees have been felled to enable the construction of a temporary access road and compound for the HS2 high-speed rail link. Following pressure from local residents (over 40,000 people quickly signed a petition to save the trees when it became clear at a late stage that HS2's contractors intended to fell them), Buckinghamshire Council and the Chilterns Conservation Board, it appears that HS2’s contractors have altered their plans in such a way as to preserve some of the trees lining the wildlife-rich ancient country lane.