Groundwork and environmental investigations are continuing to be carried out at various locations along the local route of HS2 with vegetation being cleared. Facilitation works are also underway with adaptions to existing roadways and the building of construction camps all in preparation for the main work to begin.
The Parish Council liaises with HS2 directly on matters raised by residents and has regular meetings with principal contractors Laing Murphy and BBV. We also hope to be able to have input on the viaduct design to make it as aesthetically pleasing as possible, however we are constrained by structural necessities.
The Parish Council continues to lobby for the closure of Diddington Lane, most recently questioning safety audits on the junction of Diddington Lane and the A452 Kenilworth Road. We continue to regularly attend and speak at Solihull Councils HS2 Implementation Advisory Group and have recently joined the Kenilworth Greenway group in order to further our Blythe Valley environment and ecology improvement scheme in conjunction with the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.