Newsletter 70 - 4 November 2015
LATEST NEWS FROM CHILTERN COUNTRYSIDE GROUP WITH SOME KEY DATES
We do hope you are still enjoying the wonderful autumn colours - especially so this year - of our fantastic Chiltern woodlands and countryside. They certainly are worthy of the highest protection and preservation so let's all appreciate them whilst we can.
The CCG and its supporters are most grateful to all who have already appeared before the HS2 Select Committee and extend their best wishes to those petitioners who will be presenting their evidence against the Bill Scheme over the coming weeks. If there is any way in which we might be of help please get in touch.
The full future programme and uncorrected transcripts of evidence given since the beginning of sessions in June 2015 can be viewed on the HS2 Select Committee Parliamentary website: http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/high-speed-rail-london-west-midlands-bill-select-committee-commons/publications/
You can view the sessions live, or archived, on the Parliamentary TV website: http://parliamentlive.tv/Commons - choosing the HS2 Select Committee sessions by date.
HS2 Additional Provisions 4 (AP4) DEADLINE 13 NOVEMBER 2015
If you wish to lodge a petition on the Additional Provisions 4 (AP4) for the HS2 Hybrid Bill you need to do so by 13 November 2015.
SUPPLEMENTARY ENVIRONMENTAL STATEMENT 3 (SES3) CONSULTATION CLOSES 27 NOVEMBER 2015
And if you wish to respond to the above Environmental Statement Consultation you need to do so by 27 November 2015.
The Consultation response form is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/hs2-phase-one-supplementary-environmental-statement-3-and-additional-provision-4-october-2015-environmental-statement-consultation
or you can send in your own submission, following the published format.
Plans and proposed changes outlined in these documents can be accessed from this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/supplementary-environmental-statement-3-and-additional-provision-4-october-2015
Local area reports and maps can be accessed from this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ses3-and-ap4-es-october-2015-volume-2-community-forum-area-reports-and-map-books
LOCAL PUBLIC MEETINGS FOR COMMUNITIES WITH HS2 LTD
HS2 Ltd has now agreed to engage directly with affected communities along the railway's route, following pressure from Local Authorities and MPs, Action Groups and local communities. The first was held in Ballinger in mid October. We apologise that we were unable to let you know about this in advance.
Meeting in Wendover this Saturday 7 November 2015
HS2 Ltd will be available to meet with any residents from 11am until 4pm on Saturday 7 November at Wendover Memorial Hall, Wharf Road, Wendover. HP22 6HF.
The HS2 Residents' Commissioner has asked HS2 Ltd to hold more of these information events for each CFA over future months. As soon as dates for these are published, we will endeavour to let you know.
LONDON LUTON AIRPORT
In October, the CCG and the Chilterns Conservation Board jointly met with the management of LLA, when we were able to raise our continued concerns over the Airport's planned expansion and discuss potential ways to help minimise the environmental impact of this and present operations over the Chilterns and its AONB.
Do please continue to complain directly to the Airport whenever you are disturbed by noisy aircraft, particularly at night. Your complaint will be investigated, logged and included in quarterly statistics which are published on the Airport's website and in its Annual Monitoring Review.
You can access the Minutes of the meetings of the Airport's Consultative Committee which represents residents and the Annual Review using this link: http://www.llacc.com/
The CCG continues to work closely with other community action groups, local Councils and the Chilterns Conservation Board to protect and preserve the special characteristics of the Chilterns AONB. We are always pleased to hear from our supporters on any matter relevant to our mission statement.
Best wishes to you all.
on behalf of the Chiltern Countryside Group