Residents quiz minister over high-speed rail link route
High Speed 2 is destined to cut journey times between London and Birmingham to just 45 minutes.
Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire is one of the communities that will be affected by the link.
The BBC's Transport Correspondent Richard Scott has been to visit three residents who are concerned about the line.
Caroline Owen-Thomas would have her home and business demolished to make way for the line. Bill Hall would be around 400 metres from the line, but wants to sell to release funds to pay for his disabled wife's care. Hilary Wharf is heading up HS2 Action Alliance which is opposed to the line.
Richard Scott put their questions to the Transport Secretary Philip Hammond.
19 Aug 2010