PLEASE JUST CAN­CEL HS2

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

JU­LIA SANDS Great Mis­senden

I ECHO the slo­gan put up on the Great Mis­senden A413 by­pass ‘Bury It’.

In fact, I’d go fur­ther and say ‘Can­cel It’.

Hav­ing writ­ten fre­quently in protest of this un­nec­es­sary HS2 white ele­phant, I am cer­tain not enough re­search has been done on the soil in­fra­struc­ture and the suf­fer­ing this slug en­gine will cause.

Hav­ing lived in Chal­font St Giles for many years, a home I owned in Gore­lands Lane had an enor­mous swal­low hole that had to be filled in, and I re­mem­ber the near dis­as­ter that oc­curred when the Tesco store was be­ing built in Ger­rards Cross, above the sta­tion, and a tun­nell col­lapsed nar­rowly miss­ing a train.

And again re­cently there were sink holes – a car dis­ap­peared in Naphill and, pre­vi­ously, in High Wy­combe.

I was re­cently speak­ing to a friend who was in tears be­cause her cot­tage is be­ing com­pul­so­rily pur­chased near Ballinger.

This stun­ning area, with owls hoot­ing and peace­ful quiet with heart-lift­ing, rolling hills, is all to be dev­as­tated by fool­ish mens’ whims – or is it just for fi­nan­cial gain?

I cry out for sense to pre­vail and HS2 to be can­celled.

The coun­try can­not af­ford it – hor­rid HS2.

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