A representative of LM, HS2 Ltd’s environmental contractor for our area, in response to an enquiry at the recent drop-in, sent the following information in an email:
“LM on behalf of HS2 will be starting their vegetation clearance programme in Cubbington Winter 2019/2020 where an extensive translocation programme of ancient woodlands soil will take place.
LM will not be undertaking any clearance until Winter. LM are currently in the area undertaking non-invasive ecological surveys and tree planting, but no clearance.”
NB for “vegetation clearance” read “cutting down a central swathe of the wood”. They have already bulldozed holes or made wider gaps in several hedges.