HS2 Surveys in the Three Rivers district

HS2 Ltd has advised the Council that it may carry out what it describes as "non-intrusive environmental and engineering surveys" to support the HS2 Bill, which the Government expects to become law after December this year.  The information received includes this leaflet: HS2 GI Survey leaflet (pdf)

HS2 Ltd. advises that it has written to nearby residents, explaining that:

"As High Speed Two Ltd (HS2) continues to develop the design of the proposed railway between London and the West Midlands, we are undertaking ground investigation surveys near and along the proposed route. These surveys help us gather essential data on the ground’s condition.

We are writing to inform you of some ground investigation surveys that will be taking place. This  investigation work is expected to start at the end of August 2016 in the Maple Cross and West Hyde area, then moving along the line of the proposed route towards Chalfont Common and Chalfont St Peter. We anticipate that the survey project will last for approximately 12 weeks. 

Our ground investigation contractor, Environmental Scientifics Group Limited Ground Investigation Services (ESG), will take measures to ensure any impact from this work is reduced as much as possible. However, you are likely to notice a small amount of additional traffic in the area, as the surveyors move equipment to and from survey locations, and the survey activity itself."

The Council formally petitioned Parliament to request that the plans are improved to protect local people and businesses during the construction of HS2, if the Bill becomes law. 

If you want more information on surveys or any other aspect of the proposed railway, you can visit the HS2 website at or contact HS2 Ltd at:

HS2 Email address:

HS2 Telephone number: 020 7944 4908

If you would like to know about the petition that the Council has made to Parliament, or if need help to understand the proposals, please contact the Economic & Sustainable Development team at 01923 776611 or email