The Council has a great interest in any project that would significantly impact on the day-to-day lives of Chesham residents, such as High Speed Rail 2. The Council has been actively engaged in the consultation process on HS2, including organising a bilateral meeting with HS2 representatives, members of the Council and Chesham Society representatives to explore the impacts on Chesham. If required, the Council will continue to make representation on the public's behalf to the relevant bodies to ameliorate any adverse impact on the town. Cllr Tony Franks is the Council's representative on the Central Chilterns HS2 Community Forum.
Cllr Franks wrote to the Prime Minister in August 2016 urging her to reconsider the current position on HS2. Read the letter here (PDF, 46 KB).
Chesham Town Council and the Chesham Society appeared before the House of Commons HS2 Select Committee on the 23rd September 2015. Read a summary (PDF, 72 KB).
The Town Council has produced a petition against the High Speed Rail Bill (PDF, 222KB), which was presented to the House of Commons on the 21st May 2014 for possible consideration by the Select Committee.
You can view the Town Council's response to the initial HS2 consultation in July 2011 (PDF, 200 KB) and covering letter (PDF, 64KB).
Minutes of the bilateral meeting, held in July 2012 can be downloaded here (PDF, 93 KB).
Following the outcome of the judicial review into HS2 on the 15th March 2013, the Council sent this response (PDF, 152 KB) to HS2 on the draft Environmental Statement (non-technical summary) and the draft Code of Construction Practice.
In February 2014, the Council submitted their consultation response (PDF, 129 KB) to the Environmental Statement Consultation.