High Speed 2 (HS2)
High Speed 2 is a new railway which will run from London to Birmingham. The route runs approximately 60km through the county.
Although the HS2 bill is going ahead, as an organisation we still have major concerns.
Keep up to date with the progress of HS2 on the GOV.UK website.
Our legal challenge against HS2
In 2012, we joined 16 other local authorities to launch a legal challenge, known as a judicial review, against the HS2 project. Despite appealing, we were unsuccessful in stopping it.
In 2013, we worked in partnership with other local authorities and stakeholders to create the Buckinghamshire Mitigation Blueprint. This formed the basis for our petition to Parliament.
What's happened since the legal challenge
In February 2017, Phase 1 of the HS2 project started.
Minimising the disruption
A fund of £40m was established by HS2 to bring any benefit to the disrupted communities along the route of construction of HS2.
You can apply on the groundwork website.
HS2 mitigation projects
A full list of HS2 mitigation projects are available on our road projects and improvements page.