A statement on petitions from Cubbington and the surrounding area was issued on Friday March 20th by Robert Syms MP, chair of the Parliamentary Select Committee on the HS2 Hybrid Bill. You can read it in full here: http://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/hs2/Statement/180315_website_chair.pdf
Our latest press release includes Chairman Peter Delow’s reaction.
“We have just been advised that the committee of MPs that heard our petition to save the wood by tunnelling HS2 under it have decided that ‘there is unlikely to be sufficient justification for a tunnel’. Whilst we will continue to fight for the protection of the wood, we have to face the very real prospect that this irreplaceable environmental asset will be sacrificed to save a few million pounds on the cost of HS2. Since this and next spring are likely to be the last two occasions when we will have the opportunity to enjoy the spectacular of the spring flowers in South Cubbington Wood before the HS2 bulldozers destroy it, I urge everyone to take advantage of the opportunity that the Cubbington Action Group walks offer. ”