Issues - Community
We are concerned at the long-term effect that HS2 will have on the local community and in particular our local businesses. Once completed, HS2 will change the nature of Wendover with a scar across the landscape and increased continual noise and disturbance. This will diminish the attraction of Wendover as a tourist / leisure destination as our communal spaces, access roads, amenities, properties, shops & local businesses will all be affected in small and big ways. Wendover has a thriving community of small businesses outside of tourism and leisure - we want to grow these not frighten them away, so we feel we can help off-set some of the harm incurred by using HS2-funds towards new initiatives to keep the attractiveness of our historic market town.