Conservationists applaud scrapping of eastern HS2 leg

“Vast swathes” of the natural environment will be saved by the government decision to scrap the eastern leg of the HS2 high-speed rail line project, conservationists have said, but not all green groups have welcomed the move.

by Tess Colley
An aerial view shows the HS2 site in Warwickshire
HS2 site in Warwickshire. Photograph: Chris Gorman/Getty Images

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