A number of different organisations are producing advice on answering the HS2 Consultation. This is from the document produced by the Kenilworth Stop HS2 Action Group Committee.
It is our belief that the HS2 consultation is stacked, whilst supporting information is incomplete, incorrect and contradictory. It is for that reason that the Kenilworth Stop HS2 Action Group believes that the only reasonable option, save that of scrapping the project, is to call for a full public inquiry. We believe it would only be right to hold a public inquiry, given Government claims that HS2 is the largest single civil engineering project the country will ever have seen.
We are advising the public to answer as many of the official questions to the consultation as they feel comfortable with, but to supplement this with individual letters calling for the project to be scrapped, or at least a that a full public inquiry should be held, opposed to the planned ‘hybrid bill’, which would ride roughshod over existing planning legislation.
The reason it is so important to send an individual letter stating clear opposition to this project is because the consultation seems to be deliberately worded to entice people to support HS2, despite the fact it has not been assessed against better, cheaper upgrades to the existing rail network.
Fact sheets have been prepared, there is a synopsis of suggested responses to the consultation questions below and there is a wealth of information online via links on www.hs2cv8.co.uk, www.stophs2.org and www.hs2aa.com, but we urge everyone to use their own words when responding to the consultation.
Responses to the HS2 Consultation must be in by FRIDAY 29TH JULY.
Yours, The Kenilworth Stop HS2 Action Group Committee.