Cutting

“32 hectares (80 acres) of ancient woodland will be lost in the first phase of HS2 [the high-speed rail project], that will be constructed along a 140-mile route between London and Birmingham. … [but] more than 10 hectares (25 acres) could be preserved by increasing the length of the planned Chilterns tunnel. … ‘A full-length tunnel bored under the Chilterns to save these national treasures is both desirable and practical.'” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/27/hs2-tunnel-save-woodland-campaigners)

A spokesperson may have been truncated as saying, “the government considered the proposals for tunnels boring.”

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