As part of the current consultation on Phase 2a compensation, HS2 Ltd have today announced a number of roadhsows in Cheshire and Staffordshire. The whole point of having a consultation on the compensation scheme seems rather bizarre, as you would think that whatever happens, the scheme would have to be the same as the one now operating on Phase 1. If a new scheme were to be better than currently, that would be unfair on Phase 1, whilst if a new scheme was worse, that would be unfair on Phase 2a.
So the most likely outcome is that there will now be an expensive and completely pointless consultation exercise, which will pretty much completely ignore all the responses from the public, then conclude that the same schemes as are being used for Phase 1 will be implemented, proving the entire consultation process was a sham.
The seven events are listed below and take between 12-8 on Weekdays and 10-5 on Saturdays:
Thursday 14 January 2016
Hough Village Hall, Cobbs Lane, Hough, Cheshire, CW2 5JN.
Friday 15 January 2016
Kings Bromley Village Hall, Alrewas Road, Kings Bromley, Staffs, DE13 7HW.
Saturday 16 January 2016
Yarnfield Village Hall, Meece Road, Yarnfield, Staffs, ST15 0NR.
Wednesday 20th January 2016
Stafford Gatehouse Theatre, Eastgate Street, Stafford, Staffs, ST16 2LT.
Friday 22 January 2016
Colwich and Little Haywood Village Hall, Chilwell Avenue, Little Haywood, Staffs, ST18 0QZ.
Saturday 23 January 2016
Whitmore and District Village Hall, Coneygreave Lane, Whitmore, Staffs, ST5 5HX.
Friday 29 January 2016
The Madeley Centre, New Road, Madeley, Cheshire, CW3 9DN.