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HS2 Update December 2017

I have today published my latest update on the work I am doing on HS2. I also send this update out via email. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please email me at nick.hurd.mp@parliament.uk. Disruption on Harvil Road Ma...

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Letter to the Senior Engagement Manager, HS2 Ltd

In the Autumn, I wrote to John Parrott, the Senior Engagement Manager at HS2 Ltd, to outline my dissatisfaction with the way in which HS2 Ltd has been interacting with our local community. I was particularly concerned that HS2 Ltd had not been abl...

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HS2 Update September 2017

As you may know, we have been working for some time to finalise a legal agreement with HS2 on the commitments needed to mitigate the impact of HS2 during the construction and operating phase. I am pleased that we now have an agreement which you ca...

HS2 Update October 2016

New Government pressing on with HS2 The new Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, has confirmed that the Government intends to press ahead with HS2. Proposed Heathrow spur is dead The original HS2 proposal contained a link to Heathrow...

MPs Raise Concerns With HS2 Ltd

Along with seven other MPs who have had their locus standi challenged by HS2 Ltd in the House of Lords, I have written to the Chief Executive of HS2 Ltd, Simon Kirby to raise concerns about the democratic process being followed. You can find a co...

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Latest letter to Chair of the HS2 Select Commitee

  Following on from the HS2 response to the Select Committee’s July statement regarding HS2 and the Hillingdon area please see my response, a letter to Robert Syms, Chair of the HS2 Select Committee.  

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HS2 Update May 2015

Please take time to read my latest HS2 Bulletin May 2015

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HS2 Update March 2015

Please click on the link to read my latest HS2 e:bullein –  HS2 bulletin.March 2015

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HS2 Select Commitee Publish Interim Report

Today the HS2 Select Committee has published its first interim report which summarises the decisions and observations of the HS2 Select Committee so far. The HS2 Committee has been hearing petitions from those specially and directly affected by th...

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HS2 Debate in Parliament

Yesterday there was a debate in Parliament on HS2, one of the last debates in Parliament. John Randall, Dominic Grieve and I took the opportunity to argue that we needed more evidence and less assertion in the case for HS2 and that we need a serio...

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HS2 – Campaign for a tunnel extenson under the Colne Valley

  Since 2012, I have been campaigning with residents for a tunnel extension, because I believe that is the fairest solution. It will take away most of the problems. Local MPs, Hillingdon Council and Resident Associations are united in petitioning ...

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Government drop the Heathrow Spur for Phases 1 and 2 of HS2

At the beginning of March, the Government effectively dropped the idea of a spur linking HS2 to Heathrow.  For some time, John Randall; Dominic Grieve and I have been working together to kill the idea of a Heathrow Spur. Our argument was simple. I...

David Higgins Letter – February 2015

    It is imperative that HS2 responds directly to Hillingdon Council’s independent report on a tunnel extension, that draws two powerful conclusions. Firstly, a tunnel extension across the Colne Valley is feasible. Secondly it can be done at effe...

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HS2 compensation packages

  In January the Government announced their final packages of compensation measures for HS2. HS2 Ltd will now accept applications for the voluntary purchase, cash offer and need to sell scheme. These schemes supplement those launched last year, na...

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Successful HS2 Site Visit

Successful HS2 Site Visit HS2 Select Committee MPs visited Ickenham, Harefield and Ruislip to see impact of HS2 They were given a tour of HOAC Good opportunity to argue for a tunnel extension Alternative site for the rail head at the Ruislip Lond...

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HS2 compensation consultation

HS2’s latest compensation consultation – My response At the end of September, HS2 concluded their latest consultation on compensation – if the project should go ahead. I responded on behalf of constituents and my full response can be read here In ...

Nick Hurd MP writes a joint letter to the Transport Secretary calling for the dropping of the HS2 Heathrow spur

Nick Hurd MP, with Dominic Grieve MP and John Randall MP have written another joint letter to Patrick McLoughlin MP, Secretary of State for Transport, calling for the Government to drop proposals for a Heathrow Spur to HS2, Click the following lin...

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HS2 Compensation Consultation is Open

Some of us have been campaigning for some time now that our area should be treated the same as rural areas when it comes to compensation for HS2 – if it goes ahead. As you may recall, the previous proposals treated our area as ‘urban’ and not elig...

Nick Hurd MP Visits HOAC with Minister for Transport

On Tuesday 8th January, Robert Goodwill MP, Minister for Transport with responsibility for HS2 visited the Hillingdon Outdoor Activity Centre with Nick Hurd MP. The Minister was given a tour of the site and shown the activities on offer, before ha...

Visit to Crossrail site

Me with Richard Storer, Crossrail’s Area Community Relations Manager (East)   Nick Hurd MP Visits Crossrail Site To gain a better understanding about the HS2 proposals for the West Ruislip tunnel portal, I visited the Crossrail tunnel portal sit...

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HS2 petitioning – update

The deadline to hand in petitions against HS2 closed last Friday, 23 May. Nearly 2000 petitions were submitted with many from Harefield and Ickenham handed in too.  I handed in nearly 40 petitions to Westminster on behalf of local residents and su...

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HS2 Petitioning Process

HS2 Petitioning Process With the Second Reading of the HS2 Hybrid Bill having passed in Parliament on the 28th April many constituents were interested in lodging petitions.  The petitioning process began on 29 April and ended on 16 May for local a...

HS2 Hybrid Bill Second Reading

HS2 divides opinion. However, I am well aware how angry and concerned a number of constituents are, especially in Ickenham and Harefield. There was a debate yesterday in Parliament on the principle of the HS2 Hybrid bill – the so called 2nd readin...

Nick writes to Alison Munro on the impact of HS2

Please click here to see the text of my latest letter to Alison Munro, Chief Executive of HS2 which outlining a large number of issues that arose from the Environment Statement.

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Supreme Court Decision on HS2

The Supreme Court Decision was very clear. It is now for Parliament to reach a decision. The Prime Minister has made it clear that this must be on the basis of cross party support. Given that support exists at the moment, there is a chance that Pa...