High Speed 2 Railway Line

Department for Transport written question – answered on 8th January 2019.

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Photo of Lord Framlingham Lord Framlingham Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many trees have been felled to date in London to facilitate the construction of HS2.

Photo of Baroness Sugg Baroness Sugg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

More than 650 hectares of new woodland will be planted between London and Birmingham as part of the first phase of HS2. A contract was awarded in 2016 to grow 7 million trees and shrubs.

We have also established a £5 million woodland fund to create new native, broadleaf woodland, and enhance existing ancient woodland.

However, it is inevitable in the construction of a new project that trees will need to be felled. HS2 Ltd has to date removed

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