Wincham Parish Council is very concerned about the proposed route for the high speed train link from London to Manchester which would cut across farm land, close to the residential village of Wincham.  Pete O'Halloran has written in the Northwich Guardian on the subject and he and Cllr Annie Makepeace gave an interview to Sky News.  Links to both of these are given below, as is a link the official map showing the proposed route.

Details of pressure groups concerned about the route are being collected and the Council is liaising with other councils.


 Wincham Parish Council voted to oppose HS2. Our HS2 working party attends meetings arranged by 'Mid Cheshire against HS2' Action Group (mid-cheshire-against-hs2.co.uk). It is currently proposed that HS2 will skirt our village, going over Linnards Lane. Because of local geographical features such as the flood plains, the track will be largely raised, a height of 5m over Linnards Lane to a maximum height of 17m at one point. This will causes issues with both noise and visual impact.

We will be working hard to voice local concerns, but is is essential that you bring these concerns to us so we can speak for you, AND for individual residents to write to our MP George Osborne to do the same, and remind him he represents you.

HS2 maps

HS2 maps, showing where the proposed route crosses Linnards Lane and the A556. The first map shows the construction phase (thatís the one with all the pink areas) and the second shows the completed state.

HS2 Proposed Route Map - Construction   HS2 Proposed Route Map - Complete


If you wish to be kept informed of significant developments, and of the actions you can take, please email our Parish Clerk winchampc@talktalk.net.