HS2

HS2

HS2 is a controversial high speed rail project linking London and Birmingham. The proposed route travels through boroughs of Hillingdon, Hounslow and Ealing.

 

Cost of HS2 construction jumps by 39%

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HS2 say the increase simply shows the difference in cost from 2011 to 2015 but campaigners say the costs don't reflect reality

Council gives March deadline for HS2 traffic mitigation proposals

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Nick Hurd MP, Hillingdon Council, and residents spoke out against the planned haul road at the HS2 Select Committee

Multi-billion pound road and rail investment aims to create more women engineers

30,000 new apprenticeships by 2020 as Crossrail, Transport for London and HS2 get new target contracts

Residents would suffer three years of dumped spoil with HS2 haul road

HS2's proposed haul road through Hillingdon deemed 'irresponsible' and would pollute the environment

Report which 'undermined case for HS2' buried for two years

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The Public Accounts Committee say the document didn't see the light of day because of the unfavourable result it contained'

Residents will propose alternative haul road route to HS2 committee

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Ickenham residents will speak out against HS2 Ltd's additional provision, which they say will cause 'traffic chaos'

Boris Johnson sees effects of HS2 in Ruislip for himself

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The Uxbridge and South Ruislip MP met with campaigners and residents for a tour of the blight HS2 will have in Ruislip

Predictions for 2016: Hillingdon to face 'threats' to the community

Heathrow Airport remains high on the agenda whilst recent government budget cuts pose a 'threat' to local services

Uxbridge golf course to be ‘wiped out’ by planned HS2 road

Leader of Hillingdon Council, Cllr Ray Puddifoot, says the haul road will make the golf course "unplayable" and wants the whole project "abandoned"

HS2 access road to cut through Hillingdon nature reserve

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The nature reserve supports one of the largest remaining sedge fen in London and is a rare wet grazing meadow, home to species such as water vole, snipe and slow-worm

HS2: Hillingdon Outdoor Activity Centre could move to another borough

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If plans go ahead, HOAC could be operating in Buckinghamshire with a 25 acre lake by 2018

Hillingdon Council hit out at HS2 response to Select Committee petitions

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HS2 have rejected the suggestion of a West Ruislip depot, and instead have put forward plans for a haul road and signalised roundabout

HS2 denies claim project won't start on time

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Stop HS2 campaigners as well as the Construction Products Association have cast doubt on the timings of the controversial high speed rail project

HS2: Bird's eye view of route through west London

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See video of fly-though animation of the proposed route HS2 would take through west London, from the sky

Hillingdon residents 'devastated' at HS2 tunnel extension rejection

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Petitioners will continue their fight against HS2 but concerns grow for Hillingdon's Outdoor Activity Centre in Harefield

HS2 apology leaves residents and MPs with 'low trust'

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Ruislip petitioners believed the HS2 tunnel would be 30m below their houses but documents reveal it would be HALF that

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Boris Johnson visits outdoor centre set to be 'extinguished' by HS2

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MPs spoke to staff and visited a community hub outdoor activity centre used by 22,000 young people a year

MPs in bid to protect Hillingdon from 'disastrous impact' of air pollution

Hillingdon MPs debated issues with HS2 and a third runway at Heathrow Airport during a Westminster debate this week

HS2 works will blight Ruislip schools and roads for SIX months

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Hillingdon Council and anti-HS2 campaigners are gearing up to voice their petitions in front of the parliamentary select committee this month

Frustration after local issues ignored on Question Time in Uxbridge

The panelists discussed everything from Nigel Farage's leadership of UKIP to who should take Labour forward, but made no mention of HS2 or Heathrow Airport

Election 2015: Five things Boris Johnson needs to fix in Uxbridge & South Ruislip

Here are five issues that should be top of Boris Johnson's in-tray as the new MP for Uxbridge & South Ruislip

Boris Johnson slammed at pre-election debate in Uxbridge

Rivals criticised the London mayor and Conservative Party candidate at the constituency's second hustings, with Labour's candidate telling voters: "You're not looking for a dinner party guest"

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'There is no case for HS2': House of Lords report calls for review of scheme

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The House of Lords' Economic Affairs Select Committee found the government had not made a convincing case for HS2 and called for a review of the scheme

MP candidates for Uxbridge and South Ruislip make HS2 and Heathrow vows

Candidates from four of the five main political parties made promises at a public debate about how they would vote if elected to parliament

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Campaigners upbeat after HS2 link to Heathrow ruled out

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Transport minister Patrick McLoughlin has said the spur will not be built in phase one or two of the rail project, but activists warn nothing is "set in stone"

Call for Boris Johnson to provide homes 'fit for Londoners' in Old Oak

Hammersmith MP Andy Slaughter said there is no guarantee any of the 24,000 new homes will be suitable for local people but the Mayor disagrees

Old Oak Common regeneration gets green light

Boris Johnson says it will provide 24,000 new homes, more than 55,000 jobs plus an HS2 station and Crossrail

In pictures: HS2 committee visits Hillingdon to assess the impact of the line

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The group of MPs scrutinizing the rail project came to Harefield, Ickenham and Ruislip to see for themselves what might be destroyed by HS2

Damning reports show extending HS2 tunnel would save money and reduce devastating impact on west London

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Studies commissioned by Hillingdon Council show extending the HS2 tunnel through the Colne Valley IS a viable option

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