There were many flaws with the HS2 consultation which closed a few weeks ago, but at least there was a formal consultation.
That’s more then people who live north of Birmingham can expect.
At July’s Westminster Hall debate on HS2, Theresa Villiers, minister in the Department for Transport, made a very interesting comment:
“…we hope to go on in due course to an informal consultation next year on phase 2 to the north of England…”
We noticed with comments by ministers made apparently in passing in Parliament are often extremely exact.
So, we don’t know what an “informal consultation” will look like, but we can be sure that it means anyone who finds they are affected by the Y route when it is announced will not be getting anything similar to the consultation that closed in July.