High Speed 2 Railway Line:Written question - HL12507

Q
Asked on: 20 December 2018
Department for Transport
High Speed 2 Railway Line
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many trees have been felled to date in London to facilitate the construction of HS2.
A
Answered by: Baroness Sugg
Answered on: 08 January 2019

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

  • 117 trees in the London Borough of Camden
  • One tree in the London Borough of Ealing.
  • 3.6 hectares of vegetation has been cleared in the London Borough of Hillingdon(outside the centre of London the area of vegetation removed is recorded rather than the number of individual trees).

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