Narrow lane ends bus trip to site
How HS2 could look if it travelled through the countryside via a tunnel
WAITING IN VAIN: Chalfont St Giles campaigners were disappointed the bus couldn’t make it down the narrow lane ANTI-HS2 campaigners living in Chalfont St Giles were left frustrated after the select committee were unable to visit part of their village.
The committee had been due to visit the site of a potential vent shaft in Bottom House Farm Lane as part of its tour of the Chilterns Area of Natural Beauty on Monday this week.
Protesters including councillors and people who live nearby had gathered at the site with anti-HS2 signs to wait for the committee to arrive, but when it came to the stop, it was found that the coach carrying the party was unable to get up the narrow lane.
The protesters were left stranded in the rain, frustrated that the committee had been unable to see the site.
Keith Hoffmeister of the Chiltern Society said: “They waited in vain. It’s an important stop which we would have liked them to see so for them to be unable to get there because the bus was too big was very frustrating for the people who had made the effort to come out to the site.”