South Ruislip Residents Association is to fight HS2, as it fears it will “cut Ruislip in half”.
The association’s chair, Jean Ingram (64), told the Uxbridge Gazette that the planned north-south high speed rail link which would run through the area “could split Ruislip in half”. The Association has decided to formally oppose not just the route through Ruislip, but the whole concept of a high speed line. They feel it is an unjustifiable public expense at times of austerity.
In a statement which shows that if localism did become the “nimby’s charter” that some fear, it could have wide reaching consequences for developments of national importance which cause local discomfort, Mrs Ingram told the Gazette, “We don’t think the line is even necessary. We can already get trains from here”.