Boris joins fight against HS2 impact
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.”