Boris’s sup­port for Colne Val­ley

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

BORIS John­son has joined other lo­cal MPs who have signed the Char­ter to help pro­tect and en­hance the at­trac­tive land­scape of the Colne Val­ley Park.

Loosely based on the Magna Carta, the Colne Val­ley Char­ter ac­knowl­edges that “… the Colne Val­ley Re­gional Park ex­ists for the health of our souls and those of our an­ces­tors and heirs…..” and presents a vi­sion for the Colne Val­ley as “... high qual­ity coun­try­side, wa­ter­scapes, vil­lages, green spa­ces and other ameni­ties that pro­vide a re­gion­ally sig­nif­i­cant des­ti­na­tion for recre­ational, sport­ing, ed­u­ca­tional and cul­tural pur­suits…”.

Some be­lieve the Magna Carta was ac­tu­ally sealed on the north side of the Thames at Anker­wycke in what is now the Colne Val­ley Park.

Mr John­son has added his sig­na­ture to the char­ter along with Do­minic Grieve, MP for Bea­cons­field and Nick Hurd, MP for Ruis­lip, North­wood and Pin­ner.

He said: “I was pleased to be able to show my sup­port for the beau­ti­ful coun­try­side of the Colne Val­ley Park, a won­der­ful re­source for a wide va­ri­ety of wildlife and a key piece of our lo­cal com­mu­nity, used by mil­lions of peo­ple each year.

“We must con­tinue to pro­tect it from ma­jor de­vel­op­ment pro­pos­als such as High Speed 2. To­gether with Nick Hurd, I am still fight­ing for the Colne Val­ley tun­nel to de­fend such an as­set and I was de­lighted the Trans­port Sec­re­tary has agreed to re­visit the case for the tun­nel ex­ten­sion.”

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