Decision details

Key Issue Tracker

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The meeting dealt with issue 2 on the tracker first. Cllr Pinwell reiterated the meetings desire to see a Skate Park at Heath Park. HS2 advised their position to date is that they will consider the request and make a judgement once they are in a position to do so as it could be supported through BBV’s community investment programme, so long as other funding/support from SMBC, or another route can be secured. Cllr Pinwell asked for a meeting outside of the IAG with officers from all sides to put together a plan so that when the time was right a proposal could be presented.



·  A meeting be convened to explore and refine plans for a Skate Park in Heath Park.


The meeting then looked at issue 3 on the tracker and Cllr Wilson asked whether tree planting across the borough would use saplings or mature trees. HS2 advised that saplings are preferred as they have a higher survival rate than mature trees and that site management takes place to ensure that saplings that don’t survive are replaced.

Publication date: 29/09/2022

Date of decision: 19/07/2022

Decided at meeting: 19/07/2022 - HS2 Implementation Advisory Group

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