HS2 could increase flood risk

MPs have voiced concerns that the planned route of the HS2 high-speed rail link could increase the risk of flooding.

Politicians say there needs to be a full flooding risk assessment along the £42 billion route which will run through parts of Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire.

They say the line will concrete over farmland which currently serves as natural flood protection.

Developers HS2 Ltd say they are inspecting the route for signs of flood risk.