What areas of Staffordshire are affected by HS2?

The proposed Phase 1 and Phase 2 routes will pass 46 miles through Lichfield, Stafford and Newcastle-under-Lyme boroughs, and could affect over 5,500 acres of land; about 2,000 acres larger than all Staffordshire Wildlife Trust's nature reserves combined.

In total, 27 wildlife sites will be directly affected in Staffordshire as part of the HS2 plans, including one site which is considered to be of SSSI quality, and so nationally important for wildlife.

HS2 Wildlife in Crisis Appeal

At this time of unprecedented crisis for wildlife we urgently need you to donate to our HS2 appeal so we can act as a voice for wildlife before it is too late. We need to raise at least £17,500 to pay for the extra costs we will directly incur because of HS2.

HS2, the high speed railway that will link the north of England to London and the continent will pass directly through our county. It will also carve its way through over 25 sites that are important to wildlife. These sites are home to some of our most loved wildlife including barn owls, skylarks, hares, dormice and otters.

£7,500 is needed to buy extra support for our Planning and Conservation Officer

£2,500 is needed to pay for a professional advocate to fight for wildlife

£7,500 is needed to undertake habitat and species surveys along the route

Wildlife cannot speak for itself, with your help we will act as a voice for wildlife to make sure we get the best deal for nature.

Read the full news report here.

What is the Trust doing?

We are the leading environmental charity in the county fighting against the route being taken by HS2. Click here to find out more about our campaigning work and information on the wildlife and wild places affected by the route.

Ways to donate

  • Online - simply use the form below
  • By phone - call 01889 880100
  • By post - send a cheque made payable to Staffordshire Wildlife Trust to HS2 Appeal, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, The Wolseley Centre, Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, ST17 0WT.
  • Text WILD27 £3 / £5 / £10 to 70070
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