Not asking for HS2 station a ‘monumental mistake’

Councillor Steven Lambert

Councillor Steven Lambert

A district councillor has slammed a decision not to pursue plans for a HS2 station in Aylesbury Vale.

Steven Lambert, Liberal Democrat group leader at Aylesbury vale District Council, was responding to comments by Bucks County Council Leader Martin Tett last week.

On announcing that an appeal for an Aylesbury station on the high speed line was to be left out of a mitigation blueprint on the scheme, Mr Tett said that the potential project would not be pursued any further.

And Mr Lambert said that while it was right that the proposal was left out of the mitigation process - work should still be done to see if a station could be brought to Aylesbury.

He said: “The station is definitely worth pursuing. I think that AVDC should take a lead on this.

“For Martin Tett to say it’s off the table is foolhardy and is a monumental mistake.

“At this stage in the game we have to be realistic, we’ve lost every court case going - so we need to mitigate, and having a station is not that, but it is a very different conversation to be had.”

To read what Mr Tett had to say about the HS2 station click here




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