UPDATED: Church warns over HS2 grave disruption

How the HS2 line might look

How the HS2 line might look

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Church of England leaders have expressed fears that graves along the HS2 route will not be moved respectfully.

The Archbishops’ Council has submitted a petition on the HS2 bill which outlines concerns about the treatment of burial grounds and human remains.

To build the high speed line thousands of exhumations will have to be carried out, including the clearing of 2,600 graves at the old St Mary’s Church site in Stoke Mandeville.

 

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