Could parts of HS2 go underground?

There are calls for parts of the planned HS2 rail link in our region to built underground to protect wildlife.

A report commissioned by Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust says that hundreds of special sites could be seriously affected.

HS2 artist impression Credit: HS2 Ltd

They're calling on the government to create a plan for restoring nature if the construction work goes ahead.

Meanwhile a second report from group of local councils says tunnelling under the Chilterns should be considered to protect the area of outstanding natural beauty.