A number of different organisations are producing advice on answering the HS2 Consultation.
Read the HS2 Consultation Document – High Speed Rail: Investing in Britain’s Future, February 2011 & the Economic Case for HS2 – The Y Network and London-West Midlands published by the DfT. Weblink: http://highspeedrail.dft.gov.uk A summary of the main points is available on: http://highspeedrail.dft.gov.uk/high-speed-rail. Copies of all the Consultation documents (see DfT Library) can be ordered free of charge from the DfT website. Please take time to read these documents carefully and to consider whether you have been given all the facts you need to inform your own personal response.
• CCG is advised that you may make more than one response to the Consultation, eg, you may wish to contribute additional information or are unaware of relevant facts at the time of your initial submission. All the evidence submitted under your name will be counted as one response, regardless of whether it is submitted at one time, or in stages.
• It is essential to make YOUR RESPONSE PERSONAL & in your own words. Copies of identical responses won’t have the impact of those individually crafted, although your points may be the same.
• CCG recommends that you consider our response suggestions as an illustration & start point for your own research and take more time to prepare before submitting by 29 JULY 2011.
• To help make this a truly nationwide Public Consultation in line with Government wishes, do please share this information and your own thoughts and concerns as widely as possible. Family and friends who live away from the HS2 routes will all be impacted at least through their taxes and the DfT will be examining the Consultation responses geographically, so it is extremely important that their voice is heard too. CCG is always happy to answer any queries or offer further information, so do send them our way if they need help or would like to know more about us and our aims.