Shocking & devastating impacts of HS2 on Ickenham, Ruislip & Harefield

Below are some sections (lowlights) of the Draft Environmental Statement – that illustrate the devastating and shocking impact the construction and operation of HS2 will have on the area – an absolute nightmare without a single benefit to the local community.
If you live in Ickenham, south Ruislip, Ruislip Gardens, west Ruislip or Harefield, travel north to south across the borough, use HOAC, support the Dogs Trust, drink at the Old Orchard, fish at Savay Lake,  – this really is the time to get involved! We have no idea how people will be able to get to  Harefield hospital, Breakspear Crematorium or get to Mount Vernon and Hillingdon Hospital in a timely fashion with road closures and traffic disruption. Or how journey times for the Fire Brigade at Ducks Hill Road will be affected. Nevermind just get to school and work, or visit the Lido.
HS2 Hell for North Ruislip & Ickenham –
“The route to the compound between Harvil Road and Breakspear Road would be via Western Avenue (A40) continuing onto Breakspear Road South or Harvil Road. Vehicles unable to pass under the Breakspear Road South bridge would access the site via Swakeleys Road (B467) continuing onto Ickenham Road (B466), the A4180 and Breakspear Road South
• The route to the compound at the proposed tunnel portal at West Ruislip would be via Western Avenue (A40) continuing onto Swakeleys Road (B467) and Ickenham Road (B466);
• The route to the compound for the vent shaft at South Ruislip would be via the A40 continuing onto Mandeville Road (A312), Eastcote Lane (turning in Field End Road) and Victoria Road;
• The route to the compound at the River Pinn underbridge would be via Western Avenue (A40) continuing onto Breakspear Road South. Vehicles unable to pass under the Breakspear Road South bridge would access the site via Swakeleys Road (B467) continuing onto Ickenham Road (B466), the A4180 and Breakspear Road South;
• The route to the compound for the Breakspear Road South underbridge would be via Western Avenue (A40) continuing onto Breakspear Road South. Vehicles unable to pass under the Breakspear Road South bridge would access the site via Swakeleys Road (B467) continuing onto Ickenham Road (B466), the A4180 and onto Breakspear Road South;
• The route to the compound for the Harvil Road realignment and bridges would be via Western Avenue (A40) continuing onto Swakeleys Road (B467) and Harvil Road;
• The route to the compound for the cutting between Breakspear Road South and Harvil Road would be via Western Avenue (A40) continuing onto Swakeleys Road (B467) and Harvil Road; and
• The route to the compound for the embankment south of Ruislip Golf Course and directly west of Breakspear Road South would be via the A40 Western Avenue, Swakeleys Road (B467) and then directly from Ickenham Road or Breakspear Road South”
“The main (construction) site between Breakspear Road South and Harvil Road is expected to generate more than 800 HGV movements per day in each direction (total inbound and outbound)”
“Vehicles would access the proposed vent shaft main site at South Ruislip from Victoria road via an existing industrial estate service road on the southern side of Victoria Road. Vehicles would access the tunnel portal main site at West Ruislip from Ickenham Road and Hill Lane, turning left into the grounds of Ruislip Golf Club.”
“New M25 junction for construction traffic and impacts on HOAC:
Since the January 2012 scheme was announced by the Secretary of State, route development work has continued and the Proposed Scheme now differs in some respects as follows:
• The introduction of an auto-transformer feeder station off Harvil Road and a National Grid feeder substation north of Hillingdon Outdoor Activity Centre (HOAC) to provide traction power supply from National Grid power lines;
• Utility diversions to accommodate the auto-transformer station, including a high pressure gas main and a high voltage pylon diversion;
• A horizontal realignment of the Colne Valley viaduct to cross the River Colne on a straighter alignment. This viaduct would be approximately 60m further north than the January 2012 announced scheme at its maximum deviation and as a consequence now only has one viaduct supporting pier in the River Colne;
• Provision of earthworks and turnouts to allow for the future provision of a Heathrow Spur. This would be the minimum required area to construct the spur without impacting on the operational capacity of Phase One of HS2; and
• Slip roads onto the M25 from the Chiltern tunnel main construction compound, using a new temporary junction on the M25 north of Chalfont Lane between existing Junctions 16 and 17, for use by construction traffic during the period of construction of HS2.”
Oh well that’s alright then –
“Where planting has been proposed, visual impacts in year 15 (2041) and 60 (2086) of operation would be significantly reduced compared to year one (2026), due to the increased height and maturity of vegetation.”
“Bridge construction works would also require a temporary closure of Breakspear Road South and an approximately 3.3km diversion of general traffic via Swakeleys Road (B467) High Road Ickenham (B466), Ickenham Road (B466), the
A4180, Ladygate Lane and Breakspear Road South.”
“Pedestrians would be required to undertake lengthy diversions of nearly 2km following the closure of Breakspear Road South for bridge construction works. The construction of two bridges over PRoW in the River Pinn/Ruislip Golf Course area would require diversions of around 800m and 2.3km.”
HS2 Construction Noise & Vibration –
“Potential construction noise or vibration effects could occur on the receptors closest to the construction areas in the following communities:
• Hoylake Crescent and Breakspear Road South during daytime works for River Pinn underbridge and Breakspear Road South underbridge and line of route construction activities (refer to Section 2.2/2.3 and to maps CT-05 Construction features); 79CFA Report – South Ruislip to Ickenham/No 6 ISound, noise and vibration
• The Greenway, Tile Kiln Lane, Old Priory, Field Way, Hill Rise, Glenhurst Avenue and Ickenham Close during the tunnelling support activities which are required to operate continuously (24 hours a day) through the construction of the tunnels (refer to Section 2.2/2.3 and to maps CT-05 Construction features); and
• Trenchard Avenue, during the construction of the tunnel ventilation shaft (refer to Section 2.2/2.3 and to maps CT-05 Construction features).”
It also mentions noise and vibration effects on the Days Inn Hotel (now Ramada), Dogs Trust (Harefield) and Blenheim Care Home.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s