Author Archives: Hillingdon Against HS2

Hopes raised that its not too late to BURY HS2

During the London mayoral campaign Hillingdon Against HS2 have met with the Liberal Democrat, UKIP and Conservative candidates. We have had contact with the Green Party candidate but not been able to arrange a formal meeting. The Labour candidate has … Continue reading

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Boris visit to HS2 affected areas of Ruislip

Hillingdon Against HS2 have had several meetings with Boris before but this was a really useful day to help put all our HS2 concerns and issues into context. We introduced him to different residents and business owners and walked the … Continue reading

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Potential changes in Ickenham & Harefield to HS2 route

ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS AFFECTING HILLINGDON (October 2015) – potential changes to the route design, particularly in Ickenham and Harefield have been released for consultation. Please do take a look and make your thoughts / objections known via petitioning by the 23rd … Continue reading

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Big blunder, big change, big apology, then… …nothing!

In short what has happened is For 3 years HS2 have stated the Ruislip tunnel is 30m deep. On almost the last day Ruislipians of any kind were at the select committee and after nearly all of them had been … Continue reading

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HS2 tunnel height confusion – 3 years of false hope & reassurance

Since 2012 residents have been told and believed the HS2 tunnel in Ruislip (known as the Northolt tunnel) would be 30m deep. In the Environmental Statement in 2013 it was stated – HS2 Northolt tunnel 2.2.7 The Proposed Scheme will … Continue reading

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A lesson from Crossrail – what construction really looks like

Cross Rail visit – members of Hillingdon Against HS2, requested a visit to an actual construction and tunnelling site in 2012 and 2013. After chasing and chasing and chasing Hs2 Ltd. in May 2014 the visit finally took place. It … Continue reading

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Hybrid Bill still needs HS2 Heathrow Spurs removing by committee

This was our update on this topic in March 2015 – HEATHROW SPUR WILL NOT BE BUILT IN PHASE 1 OR PHASE 2 – after being put on hold in 2013 it is now official (as it gets with HS2) … Continue reading

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Election Candidate’s position on HS2

In case you hadn’t heard there’s going to be an election on 7th May! Local candidates from all parties are out and about all looking to secure your vote, please let them know how important an issue HS2 is. It … Continue reading

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Our view on Uxbridge and South Ruislip #GE2015 Hustings

10/04/15 Uxbridge parliamentary candidate hustings overview. None of the candidates spoke about HS2 with any real local knowledge or detail of local issues. Boris Johnson.(Cons) Thinks he’s the strongest candidate to mitigate HS2 in London more. Won’t support without a … Continue reading

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Hillingdon urges caution on HS2 Heathrow spur comments

The council website published the following on the 11th of March 2015 – It is encouraging to hear that the Secretary of State for Transport stated yesterday that he recognised the level of concern from Hillingdon residents regarding the Heathrow … Continue reading

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