HS2 Information

HS2 Information

Latest update from Quainton Parish Council on Quainton road closures and HGV movements

HS2 Update - Tree Planting Oct 2020

Access the virtual exhibition room to find out more about the Station Road works

Due to COVID-19 HS 2 contractor Fusion are unable to hold a community information event near to you, so have published the information in a virtual exhibition room. This allows you to navigate around, read and interact with information boards about the works,and leave your feedback.

To view the HS2 information to residents on Station Road South closure and diversions   Click here

If you have a question about HS2 or works, please contact the HS2 Helpdesk team on 08081 434 434 or email hs2enquiries@hs2.org.uk.

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HS2 website

High Speed Two formally received Royal Assent on 23rd February 2017.

Royal Assent – Useful Information

HS2 will run 1.5 kms away from Quainton village at its nearest point. Station Road will be particularly affected as a new road scheme will make it a cul de sac with houses as near as 0.5 kms to the track. The line goes on to impact on Grade II listed buildings, 5 farms and through 4 Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) including Finemere Wood.

Map – Quainton HS2 Route

Map – Station Road Re-Alignment

HS2 Community and Environment Fund (CEF)

The CEF fund has been created to add benefit over and above committed mitigation and statutory compensation to communities along the route that are demonstrably disrupted by the construction of Phase One of HS2 from London to West Midlands.

For more information and elegibility checker Click Here

Compensation Schemes

Rural Supportzone Schemes Guidance and application form

Homeowner Payment Scheme guidance and application form

Background

The parish council petitioned the Commons Select Committee in October 2015 which included an alternative road re-alignment which would have kept Station Road open.

Petition to House of Commons Select committee

The House of Commons Select Committee on High Speed Rail dismissed Quainton’s petition in their report published on 22nd February 2016. Page 34 of the report states:

We were not convinced that there should be any change to the Promoter’s proposed road alignment at Quainton“.

House of Commons Select Committee Report

The House of Lords Select Committee on HS2 have also published their report.

The parish council continues to liaise with Bucks County Council and other lobby groups to mitigate the affect of HS2 during the  construction phase and operation.