The High Speed 2 select committee visited the Colne Valley Park on 15th January to see the impacts of HS2 and meet local residents and organisations to hear about how the scheme will affect them.

Richard Skehens, Chairman of the Colne Valley Park CIC said: "High Speed 2 is proposed to run across the Colne Valley for only 6 linear km out of 230, but the construction impacts between the London and Chiltern tunnels including the Colne Valley viaduct are some of the most concentrated on the whole line, and will be continuous over many years.

If this scheme is progressed, HS2 must mitigate and compensate for the impacts on the Colne Valley Park including the loss of productive farmland, harm to important wildlife sites, severing of public footpaths and loss of recreation facilities such as Hillingdon Outdoor Activity Centre, Savay Lake fishery and Denham Water Ski Club"

A selection of photographs of the visit can be seen at

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.