HS2 construction sites visit

8th July 2019

John Bercow visited north Buckinghamshire villages Clavert Green and Steeple Claydon on Friday to see for himself the impact of the construction of HS2. He was accompanied on the trip by local councillors Angela Macpherson, Frank Mahon, Phil Gaskin, John Chilver and anti-HS2 campaigner Linda Knights.

The key issues discussed were the raising of the height of the track and the building of a batching plant at Calvert Green, and the destruction of the countryside surrounding Steeple Claydon.

John, who is totally opposed to HS2, conceded:
 
“There isn't a Parliamentary majority against HS2. The only people that are explicitly, vociferously against it are a small number of MPs affected in their own constituencies.”

The local councillors took their MP to the bridge over the track in Calvert Green to demonstrate the proximity of the track and the planned batching plant to the village.

 

 
John Bercow visits north Bucks villages to see impact of HS2 construction
John Bercow visits north Bucks villages to see impact of HS2 construction