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Ruislip rail campaigner makes HS2 appeal

Ruislip rail campaigner makes HS2 appeal

An HS2 campaigner has claimed that a “plan B” scenario must be formulated in the event that the high-speed rail link comes to fruition and runs through the south-east countryside.

Graham Bartram, a member of the Ruislip Residents’ Association (RRA) committee on HS2, has claimed that the area could still benefit from the £32 billion scheme by taking advantage of mitigation and compensation measures.

The town is in the London borough of Hillingdon and with the local council seemingly reluctant to entertain the possibility that HS2 could be built, Mr Bartram, a software engineer, said all possibilities must be considered. He added:

“There are ways of looking at it in a more positive light. The whole scheme could still collapse but that doesn’t mean you can’t try and get the good things out of it that you want.”

Mr Bartram cited the case of Ruislip Golf Club, which would lose three holes and its clubhouse if HS2 goes ahead. He said: “We should be able to upgrade the clubhouse, move it to a better position and get them to pay for it. At the moment you have to walk past the bins of the restaurant to get to the first tee.”

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