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
The Estimate of Expense sets out a single page summary of the estimated cost of the HS2 Phase 1 works. The contents was agreed by the HS2 Ltd board and it can be downloaded from the HS2 Ltd website and we’ve saved a copy here. High speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Estimate of Expense Purchase of land, minerals and permanent rights including easements for works 2,788,000,000 Railway works:- Permanent ways 1,294,000,000 Earthworks, … Continue Reading
At 50,000 pages, the Hybrid Bill and the associated environmental statement take up a sizeable chunk of space. The Bill itself was put before Parliament in the form of a memory stick, the first Bill to be so deposited. Copies of the documents are available to view in local libraries, council offices etc. (Please note some Parish Councils do not have dedicated offices, so some of these documents are having … Continue Reading
Today at the Transport Select Committee, Lewis Atter of KMPG, the company which was paid almost a quarter of a million pounds to produce a widely-criticised report which relied on untested methodologies to claim HS2 would be worth £15bn/year to the UK economy, admitted that their analysis did not assume any increase in employment, and relied on the idea that business and people would move as a result of HS2. … Continue Reading
Firstly, thank you to everyone who came yesterday, to everyone who let MPs and other politicians know about it and to everyone who helped make the day such a success. We had a constant flow of people arriving, speaking, giving interviews and going to meetings. We’ve seen that it’s been reported that there were 500+ people there, which is a very good number, especially as we weren’t all outside at … Continue Reading
On the eve of the Government depositing the HS2 Hybrid Bill, Stop HS2 campaigners have been left completely bemused by reports in The Sun that Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has said that work on HS2 can be started in four months. The current timetable is for construction to start in four years time. Gaffe-prone McLoughlin recently stated that HS2 would take 250,000 lorries per day off the roads, even though … Continue Reading
To get you in the mood for the Stop Hs2 event in London tomorrow, here’s the video from last time we where there. the good news is that while it might be a bit chilly, weather forecast for tomorrow shows 0% chance of rain!