HS2 accused of ‘unacceptable’ damage to wildlife' Watch

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Wildlife experts have accused the company behind HS2 of failing to make adequate environmental preparations as it plans to build over irreplaceable habitats.

The Wildlife Trusts say the new railway will cause “unacceptable” damage to nature, without sufficient efforts to conserve the woodlands and endangered species that will be harmed.

As a public consultation into the environmental impact of the scheme comes to a close, the organisation have urged the government-owned company to increase efforts to restore threatened wild places. They also called on HS2 Ltd to save habitats like wetlands and ancient woodlands, which take hundreds of years to form and are considered irreplaceable.

The company’s own figures show the latest phase under consideration will impact over 100 important wildlife sites.

Is it right to put infrastructure before wildlife? Or can a balance be found?
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We all knew this was going to happen. It's a disgrace
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I'm against HS2 but this is a weak argument, if people had always been like this there wouldn't be any roads or railways in the country.
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(Original post by jameswhughes)
I'm against HS2 but this is a weak argument, if people had always been like this there wouldn't be any roads or railways in the country.
There's already too much development. We need to work with what we have and the brownfield and redevelopment rather than destroying what little green space we have left
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Is it right to put infrastructure before wildlife?
Yes because infrastructure projects like this helping drive growth in the economy. Having faster trains from London to the North as part of a integrated transport network taking traffic from roads can only be a positive economically and for wildlife.

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Or can a balance be found?
It should be but it's seems like the government has overspent by a considerable amount already so it's getting increasingly difficult to spend more money on tunnels, which are desperately needed as you said to avoid wildlife devastation.
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