Rob today asked the Prime Minister for support for local people in Wendover as HS2 begins construction work.
At Prime Minister’s Questions, Rob said:
“My constituents in Wendover will be worst affected by the construction of Phase 1 of HS2, according to the House of Lords.
“The best mitigation for the village would undoubtedly be a bored mined tunnel, but that has been refused.
“Does my Right Honourable Friend agree with this decision, and if so, will he ensure HS2 Ltd and its contractors work constructively with the Wendover HS2 group, to minimise noise pollution and avoid damaging the aquifer by other means?”
The Prime Minister responded:
“Well as a Prime Minister, I totally support HS2 and the ambition of linking our country up better.
“As a local MP, I feel his pain and I understand exactly where he's coming from and I've been assured in my conversation with HS2 that they are having extensive engagement with the Wendover Group.
“I know Wendover well as he knows and I will ask the relevant minister to make contact with him.”
"I'm pleased the PM has recognised how difficult HS2 is for the people of Wendover, and feel sure HS2 Ltd will have heard his call for them to work closely with villagers trying to get the best mitigation against this unwanted railway"