MPs rule out return visit to HS2 district
Campaigners voice disappointment with verdict
PROTESTERS against HS2 have expressed their frustration that MPs who can recommend mitigation against the project will not return to their area. group did not see enough of the village and the surrounding countryside.
Campaigners have now learned the MPs will not return.
People who submitted petitions to the committee explaining how they will be affected by the line have instead been called to present to the committee in March.
Denham Against HS2’s Frank Partridge said: “It’s a surprising and truly disappointing decision, because the normal way of doing things is to hear first from the county councils, district councils and then down the food chain to businesses and individuals, but in our case, uniquely, they are doing it the other way round, to get through as many petitions as possible before they shut-up shop at the end of March to try to get re-elected.”
The campaign group is preparing for the petitioning process and offering advice to people planning on visiting London to meet the committee, expected to be March 9 and 23.
South Bucks District Council will hold an advice session on Wednesday, February 18, with the time to be confirmed, at its offices in Capswood, Tatling End, and Denham Against HS2 is organising a similar event, on either Thursday, February 19 or 26.
Anyone interested in attending can email email@example.com.