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The National Trust on HS2 speed link

The HS2 rail link is high on the National Trust's agenda with alternative ideas Photo: HS2 train - company still

The National Trust has put forward an alternative vision of the planned High Speed 2 Rail Link.

The 32 billion pound HS2 line through Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire will cut through countryside and historic landscapes.

The proposals have proved controversial, sparking protest in the area by some residents who say the scheme linking London to Birmingham will ruin their surrounding environment. The government meanwhile says the line is necessary and will boost the economy.

Now for the first time the National Trust has puts its own ideas on public display. In her report Juliette Fletcher spoke to Claire Graves from the National Trust, Landscape architect Dominic Cole and campaigner Rose Chisholm.