High Speed 2 (HS2)
High Speed Two is a proposed new railway that will run from London to Birmingham, having a huge impact on Buckinghamshire as it does so. The route runs approximately 60 km through the county, from the Colne Valley in south Buckinghamshire to Turweston and Westbury in the north.
To find out what is going on in your local area go to HS2 Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
Community & Environment Fund, and Business & Local Economy Fund
These funds have been created to bring some benefits to communities along the route that are disrupted by the construction of HS2. Here is how to apply.
You can apply on the groundwork website.
HS2 mitigation projects
HS2 planning process
HS2 has been granted outline planning permission through the Act of Parliament. HS2 will seek approval of highway related matters from the Council, but the grounds upon which the Council can object are restricted. The Council cannot object to HS2 or prevent it from happening. There is no statutory requirement for the Council to carry out any further consultation with any other parties or inform the public on receipt of such submissions. The Council will not therefore be carrying out any formal consultation with local residents and Parish Councils on highways submissions. You can however view applications online
These links will take you to the HS2 related pages of local councils and other organisations affected by the proposed route: