Next leg of HS2 sets out ‘no net loss of biodiversity’ objective

The environmental statement covering part of the second leg of the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail project has pledged to ensure that there is ‘no net loss of biodiversity’ rather than deliver the more ambitious ‘environmental net gain’ set out in recent policy

Ancient woodland
HS2's phase 2b would destroy 16.7 hectares of ancient woodland and 416 ponds

The environmental statement covering part of the second leg of the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail project has pledged to ensure that there is ‘no net loss of biodiversity’ rather than deliver the more ambitious ‘environmental net gain’ set out in recent policy.

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