Boris joins fight against HS2 im­pact

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Ch­eryl Gil­lan MP with Lon­don mayor Boris John­son A BUCKS MP and the Mayor of Lon­don have joined forces in the fight against the im­pact of HS2.

Ch­eryl Gil­lan, MP for Che­sham and Amer­sham, and Mayor of Lon­don Boris John­son met on Mon­day, Jan­uary 26 at City Hall.

As well as HS2, the two dis­cussed Amer­sham, Chal­font and La­timer and Che­sham sta­tions, with Mrs Gil­lan rais­ing among other mat­ters the ur­gent need for dis­abled ac­cess at Amer­sham sta­tion, the lack of staff at sta­tions, and park­ing is­sues.

Mrs Gil­lan em­pha­sised to the mayor the need for full tun­nelling of HS2 in the Chilterns Area of Nat­u­ral Beauty in or­der to mit­i­gate the im­pact of the lines, with Mr John­son agree­ing to sup­port this.

They also dis­cussed the short­falls in the cur­rent com­pen­sa­tion packages and agreed this would con­tinue to be an im­por­tant fo­cus for them both in pro­tect­ing the in­ter­ests of peo­ple in Bucks and Lon­don.

Speak­ing af­ter the meet­ing, Mrs Gil­lan said: “I was glad to find com­mon ground with him on work­ing to pro­tect the en­vi­ron­ment and those peo­ple so di­rectly af­fected by the HS2 project.”

Mr John­son said: “We need an HS2 that works bet­ter both in­side and out­side the cap­i­tal.

“Lon­don­ers and res­i­dents in Buck­ing­hamshire de­serve a bet­ter deal on both com­pen­sa­tion and tun­nelling, within Lon­don and be­yond the M25.”

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