HS2

Upon being elected in 2019, I joined the HS2 Review Group. This was a group of colleagues from across the country who were keen to see the Government look again at the need for this project. We made direct representations with both the DfT and No.10.
 
While I was disappointed with the decision to go ahead with HS2, I do believe this marked the end of the 11 year campaign to stop HS2. This is not to say I don't still think the project is a bad idea. 

This is a national infrastructure project which will have a big impact on the constituency. As such I intend to use this page to post updates and developments with the project which will be helpful to constituents. I may also create other pages for specific issues which crop up as the project develops.

News

Upcoming HS2 Debate

Over the past couple of weeks, I have received a huge number of emails from constituents who wanted to highlight the upcoming Westminster Hall debate on HS2.

Thames Water Meeting at Ickenham Green

It is disappointing that we are still lacking in a final plan with regards to the sewer diversion at Ickenham Green and so I met with the team to discuss their plans in more detail.

HS2 South Portal Site Visit

Many of you will know that the first of the Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) has launched on the South Portal HS2 Site.

DfT Update on Colne Valley Works

Following my recent meeting with Andrew Stephenson, I have now received further assurances around the works due to be undertaken within the Colne Valley.

Catch-up Call with Andrew Stephenson

In my most recent call with HS2 Minister, Andrew Stephenson, I was very pleased to get assurances on the most recent developments with the project locally. 

HS2 Interactive Map Goes Live

I am really pleased to see the new Interactive Map tool that HS2 have put together has today gone live. This is a welcome step forward in terms of community relations and has been developed in response to community demand. 

Sewer Diversion Review

I am pleased to hear that HS2 and Thames Water have now completed their review with regards to the sewer diversion at Ickenham. 

Meeting with Andrew Stephenson

Just before Christmas I met with representatives from HS2 and Thames Water to discuss the sewer diversion works being planned at the Ickenham Green Allotment.