From HS2 Ltd website: some details of the “Received EHS Applications Analysis” From Received EHS Application Analysis – Phase 2 To Date 1 December 2013 Number of applications received 64 Number of applications which are reapplications 6 Number of applications withdrawn by applicants 0 Number of applications accepted under the EHS 15 Number of applications rejected under the EHS 22 Number of applications pending a decision 27 Number of formal offers … Continue Reading
This week the Phil Williams Show on BBC Radio 5 Live was turned into a series of special programmes about transport. On Tuesday, it was the turn of HS2.
With Christmas coming up, you can support Stop HS2 for FREE when shopping online with over 2,000 popular retailers, including Amazon, Argos, M&S, John Lewis, Debenhams, eBay, iTunes, HMV, Vodafone, DELL, The Body Shop, PLAY.com, Interflora, Comet and many more. Go to our page at www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stophs2/ to register to support Stop HS2. After you have registered for Stop HS2, please click the ‘Raise More’ link and install the ‘Find & … Continue Reading
Malcolm Griffiths of Bluespace Thinking writes: The Office of the Rail Regulator has published passenger usage figures up to the end of September 2013. They show that there has been zero growth in long distance rail demand over the last year although GDP growth has been about 3%. Bluespace Thinking predicted this reduction in long distance rail growth in April 2010. HS2 and the DfT continue to put forward a … Continue Reading
Ahead of today’s Autumn Budget statement, the Government published the National Infrastructure Plan, 2013. Here is some of what it says: p16 1.20 Transport will play an important part in meeting the government’s environmental targets. As part of this there is a need to shift to more environmentally sustainable technologies and fuels, and to promote lower carbon transport choices. Over the next decade, the biggest reduction in emissions from domestic … Continue Reading
Today is the final day of the Phase 1 Property Compensation Consultation: emails to email@example.com need to be received by 11.45pm tonight. Whilst this consultation is about Phase 1 we don’t see how the Government can think that having different schemes for Phase 1 and Phase 2 would possibly be fair, or indeed legal. So, if you haven’t responded to this consultation please do so today. We’ve more information about … Continue Reading
Nuneaton News: MP welcomes Stop HS2 campaigners to Parliament THE MP for North Warwickshire and Bedworth has welcomed Stop HS2 campaigners to Parliament. MP Dan Byles met with anti-HS2 campaigners at the Houses of Parliament as part of the HS2 lobby day. Leicester Mercury: The buildings set to be flattened by HS2 A report has outlined the properties which would have to be demolished to make way for the proposed … Continue Reading
The day after a Telegraph/ICM showed that 68% of the public think HS2 should be scrapped, or at least paused while alternatives are assessed properly, the Prime Minister is using his visit to China to try and secure Chinese involvement in building HS2. Before setting off on his trip last week, David Cameron told the Chinese media: “I’m very interested in what’s happening in terms of high speed rail in … Continue Reading
Here are just a couple of news reports from Monday’s Lobby Day, including discussion of the HS2 Hybrid Bill. For a full selection please see our Youtube channel.
There are only a few days left for the Property Consultation for HS2 Phase 1, which finishes on Wednesday 4th December 2013. Your local action group may still have quick response postcards, you can respond online at the consultation website or you can reply by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. As well as the excellent advice on HS2 and the Environment blog – see the list here – and Voxopp’s overview advice, … Continue Reading