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House of Commons Hansard
06 January 2016
Volume 604


Wednesday 6 January 2016



Realignment of Diddington Lane in Hampton-in-Arden

The petition of residents of the UK,

Declares that the proposal to realign Diddington Lane, published as part of the Additional Provisions of the HS2 London to West Midlands Bill, is inconsistent with the character of the existing lane; further that the proposal to realign the lane will severely affect the village and village life by the addition of hundreds of cars every day using the village roads as short cuts to the station; further that we need a better solution than that proposed by HS2; and further that a local petition on this matter was signed by 746 individuals.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to reverse the decision to allow Diddington Lane to remain open to all traffic, and allow a “Green Route” that would only be available to pedestrians, cyclists, equestrians, agricultural vehicles, HS2 Ltd maintenance vehicles and emergency vehicles.

And the petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Mrs Caroline Spelman, Official Report, 14 October 2015; Vol. 600, c. 456.]


Observations from the Minister of State, Department for Transport (Robert Goodwill):

The High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill is a hybrid Bill which has been referred to a Select Committee of this House. This is a matter for the Select Committee to consider.

Residents of Diddington Lane have petitioned against the Additional Provision to the Bill and are due to be heard by the Committee in January 2016. They have recently received Promoter’s Response Documents from HS2 Ltd.