Previously the Draft ES and the January 2012 announced route included two new bridges, embankments and construction sites to take both the A4010 Risborough Road and Marsh Lane over the route at Stoke Mandeville.
Stoke Mandeville Parish Council and SMAG proposed an alternative option to remove these road crossings in the form of a bypass to the west of Stoke Mandeville. This has subsequently been taken forward by Buckinghamshire County Council and is also supported in proposals put forward by the National Trust.
HS2 Ltd has been in discussion with Buckinghamshire County Council about the merits of a bypass. There is local support for the bypass as this will avoid the environmental effects that would be associated in particular with an A4010 Risborough Road overbridge.
The Proposed Scheme, a bypass passing to the west of Stoke Mandeville diverting off the existing A4010 Risborough Road between North Lee and Old Risborough Road. The bypass will continue parallel with the route before traversing over the route to the south of the Princes Risborough to Aylesbury Line. The bypass joins to the B4443 Lower Road, to the south of Aylesbury, via a new roundabout. Marsh Lane will be permanently stopped upon either side of the Proposed Scheme but access to local properties, including Brook Farm and Moat Farm will be maintained