Peter Miller from High Speed 2 Limited has responded to concerns raised by the National Trust that the proposed rail link will seriously damage historic properties in the region.
Concerns over the high speed rail link - HS2 - took a new twist today - with The National Trust saying it feared the route would badly affect historic land and property.
The Government wants to build the £32 billion pound scheme from London to Birmingham - but there are many opponents.
The Trust says four key historic sites will be seriously affected by the route through Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire - tourist attractions like Claydon House, Waddesdon Manor, Hartwell House and Coombe Hill.
Our transport correspondent Mike Pearse reports.
Mike Pearse spoke to Ian Wilson from the National Trust.
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The National Trust is launching a public appeal to buy a one-mile-long stretch of land attached to the iconic White Cliffs of Dover.
The organisation said it needs to raise £1.2 million to purchase the land so it can ensure public access to the coastline for future generations.