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HS2 Route threatens ancient woodlands

14/10/16: Photo: WTMLAs if the much-despised plans to frack Lancashire weren't bad enough in the government's bid to industrialise our countryside, the ridiculously-expensive HS2 train line looks to threaten the future of some of the North West's ancient and much-loved woodlands, quite apart from the disruption it threatens to communities along the planned, contested route.

Putting a "value" on Lancaster's buses more important than trains to London, says transport expert

16/6/14: Ever since Lancashire County Council was forced to back down on plans to savage bus services earlier this year after huge public outcry it's been looking at new ways to put a "value" on these vital service – but its latest consultation has gotten short shrift from transport expert Professor John Whitelegg.

Local Greens back national call to scrap HS2 plan

21/2/14: Some of the Green Party's North West candidates in the May 2014 European elections at Manchester Piccadilly on Tuesday: Lancaster's Gina Dowding, Peter Cranie, Laura Bannister and Kake Welsh.

Lancaster MP Backs HS2, despite concerns it might cost Lancaster economy up to £45 milliion in lost business

1/11/13: Despite recently revealed figures which indicate Lancaster may lose out if the controversial HS2 rail link is built, the plan continues to earn the support of its MP, Eric Ollerenshaw.

Local rail expert condemns £32 billion High Speed Rail route "madness"

29/6/11: With just 30 days left to comment on the government's plans for a High Speed rail line between London and northern England, local transport expert Professor John Whitelegg has described the scheme as "madness" and that it would have a serious impact on local rail services if it went ahead.

£16 billion should not be spent on high speed rail, says local Green

1/3/11: Image: Birmingham Chamber of CommerceWhen the Green Party conference came out overwhelmingly against the HS2 proposal for a Birmingham-London 250 mph train earlier this week, Lancaster Green Councillor John Whitelegg was at the centre of the debate.