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Other previous consultations and supporting documents

Previous Events

Calvert Mitigation Plan - Information exhibitions

As part of the mitigation sought from the HS2 scheme the County Council is working with stakeholders including Aylesbury Vale District Council and the parish councils in the Calvert/Steeple Claydon area to put forward a mitigation masterplan for the area drawing together a number of the tasks identified by communities at workshops held in late 2014 and early 2015.

We have planned information exhibitions for the public to drop in and speak to the County Council and partners about these proposals. 

The dates and locations of these exhibitions are as follows:

Thursday 13 August (12.30- 17.30) - Calvert Green Community Hall, Cotswolds Way, Calvert Green, Buckinghamshire MK18 2FJ

Thursday 27 August (12.30- 17.30) - Steeple Claydon Village Hall, Queen Catherine Rd, Steeple Claydon, Buckingham MK18 2PY

The six areas of the Calvert Mitigation Plan are:

  • The relocation of the FCC sidings to the South of Sheephouse Wood 
  • A Station on East West Rail at Steeple Claydon
  • No Sustainable Placement at Shepherds Furze Farm
  • Extended screening and better visual mitigation from the Infrastructure Maintenance Depot (IMD)
  • To revise the IMD lighting operations, with particular reference to  reducing visual impact at night
  • To enhance footpath, bridleway and cycle networks in the surrounding area.

Drop-in sessions

We run drop-in sessions for petitioners ahead of the Select Committee hearings that will took place from September onwards.  The purpose of these meetings was as follows:

  • Assistance creating a Power-point presentation on a laptop, or
  • Going over a Power-Point presentation, or
  • Try-run of appearance including a few mock questions, or
  • General Q&A on appearing

All sessions were held in the HS2 Room, Porters Lodge, County Offices, Aylesbury, HP20 1UY

11 August 2015 between 15.00 and 19.00

20th August 2015 between 15.00 and 18.00

24 August 2015 between 15.00 and 19.00

15 September 2015 between 15.00 and 18.00

24 September 2015 between 15.00 and 19.00 


Buckinghamshire County Council appearances at the HS2 Select Committee

On the 12th, 13th and 14th of October 2015 the County Council appeared in front of the HS2 Hybrid Bill Select Committee on a number of issues across the County. The issues presented included Ecology, Traffic and Transport, the Community Benefit Fund and the Steeple Claydon/ Calvert Mitigation Plan. There were a number of issues that the Council did not appear on due to assurances received from HS2, information on these will be provided in future updates. On each day of the Committee the Council sent out a specific news letter entitled 'today at the committee' these can be found below.

All of the hearings can be found on the Parliament TV website as follows:

Monday 12th: 

Tuesday 13th: 

Wednesday 14th morning: 

Wednesday 14th afternoon: 


We have sought to ensure that, should HS2 go ahead, the very best mitigation is put in place.

We have therefore come together with a wide range of environmental and countryside organisations, community groups, Councils and other partners to propose and describe what we all believe to be the minimum acceptable mitigation required for the scheme.

We have produced a document called Buckinghamshire’s Mitigation Blueprint for HS2, which has been endorsed by all Buckinghamshire councils and other organisations and can is available for download below.

In February 2014, the Blueprint Part 2 was submitted to Government. Building on the Blueprint Part 1 (February 2013), Part 2 presents a more refined picture of what Buckinghamshire needs to mitigate and compensate for the damage and disruption caused by the proposed HS2 line. 

The Buckinghamshire Councils are proud to have worked with communities and partners to develop this blueprint, comprised of both strategic and local expectations.

Blueprint Part 2 updates

To show work by the Buckinghamshire councils and our wide range of stakeholders, BCC will be publishing updates to the Blueprint Part 2.

These are not full rewrites but updates on the mitigation tables in order to reflect petitioning points, ongoing prioritisation and discussions. We hope this series of update documents are useful reference tools. 

For more information, please contact  

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Last updated: 7 August 2018

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