Herfordshire County Council have obtained substantial safeguards and assurances from
Hertfordshire County Council in March of this year petitioned the House of Lords
objecting to the HS2 proposals in and around West Hyde and Maple Cross.
In a last minute flurry of activity prior to the House of Lords select committee
hearing scheduled for 26 October the Hertfordshire County Council negotiating team
secured a raft of safeguards and undertakings from the Secretary of State for Transport.
The assurances covered the following areas of concern.
Chiltern tunnel construction
Public Rights of Way
Assumed heights of mitigation earthworks
Fauna and land management impacts
The letter of assurance with accompanying statements can be viewed here.