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Part of High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:15 pm on 15th July 2019.

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Photo of Fiona Bruce Fiona Bruce Conservative, Congleton 6:15 pm, 15th July 2019

I fully empathise.

Of course, there are also environmental concerns. New clause 1 proposes a review of those concerns, but they are self-evident. The Wildlife Trusts says that hundreds of special wildlife habitats are under threat from HS2, including ancient woodlands, lakes, meadows and other important habitats. We do not need an assessment to tell us that—it is obvious.