Greatmoor Sidings EnInquiry - 18 July 2017



Letter to The Clerk and Steeple Claydon Parish Councillors From HS2

I have had confirmation from Western Power Distribution (WPD) that they will be carrying out investigations (four bore holes) around the substation on Addison Rd (Steeple Claydon) starting w/c 20th March subject to conditions being suitable.

I have attached maps and a copy of the resident letter that we will be sending out to properties closest to the works in the area.

WPD would not usually engage with the community over these works so we are sending out letters to residents with WPDs agreement as we would do if they were HS2 contractor works.

The link below explains more about ground investigations;

Charlotte Hewes | Engagement Manager, Community Relations | HS2 Ltd
Telephone: 07780 226629

HS2 Helpdesk (24/7) 
Telephone: 020 7944 4908

The following document and maps contain the relevent information: -

Letter to residents

Compound Map

General Map


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The Parish Council has been notified by the HS2 Engagement Team that ground investigation works, postponed from before Christmas, will now likely commence w/c 23 January 2017.

"We have had confirmation from SGN that the ground investigation work they had planned to do before Christmas is now due to be carried out towards the end of January (likely w/c 23rd Jan). We are posting out notification letters as attached to around 230 properties in the area who the works are more likely to have any direct impact on. Just to confirm – SGN will not be doing any highway works as part of this job at this time – all work is on private land and will be with the agreement of the owner. A copy of the residents' letter can be found here and an area enclosure map here.
With regards to the future ground investigation works in the area – we are expecting Western Power Distribution to be doing some works in the next couple of months (around 3 holes) and we will notify you as soon as we have more details from them. HS2 will also be starting its own programme of ground investigations in the area this year, which are not currently expected to start until March.
Charlotte Hewes | Engagement Manager, Community Relations | HS2 Ltd
Telephone: 07780 226629"


Community Engagement Newsletter - January 2017


Former Parish Councillor Edi Smockum acting on behalf of Steeple Claydon Parish Council presented a petition to the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill House of Lords Select Committee on Thursday 27 October 2016.


Buckinghamshire County Council presentation to to the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill House of Lords Select Committee on Monday 24 October 2016.


Steeple Claydon Parish Council presented a petion to the House of Commons Select Committee on 21 October 2015. (Now former) Councillor Edi Smockum and Councillor Joseph Hodges represented the Parish Council.

 To view in full screen mode, click on the  at the bottom of the video windows.

A copy of the petition may be read or downloaded here


Details of HS2 Ltd's proposed scheme are on this link


For further information regarding the proposed mitigation plan (supported by Steeple Claydon Parish Council) for Steeple Claydon and Calvert, please follow this link


Buckinghamshire County Council's HS2 e-update from August 2015 can be read or downloaded from 


Steeple Claydon Parish Council would like to thank everyone who supported the HS2 Select Committee visit to our Parish on Friday 26th June 2015.

The purpose of the visit was primarily for the Select Committee to visualise the full impact of HS2 and Infrastructure Maintenance Depot will have on our Village and neighbouring parishes.

The press were in attendance and further details can be viewed at


To access HS2 Ltd's plans for Steeple Claydon please access