October 2020

On HS2 and destruction of the British countryside

I don't usually write political posts on my nature journal/blog but I have just seen a post about the HS2 project taking control of the Calvert Jubilee nature reserve in Buckinghamshire. I cried. A large part of the nature reserve will be bulldozed to make way for a new fast rail link between London and the north of England. And by the 'north of England' I mean about half way up the body of mainland Britain, on the western side of England, to Manchester. It is going to destroy large swathes of British countryside, including ancient woodland that cannot be replaced.