Conservative Home blog: Tory movement against wind farms and HS2 is gathering momentum
“The environment is becoming a new source of potential tension within the Coalition and within the Conservative Party….
“Perhaps the biggest clash between the two green worldviews will come over HS2.”
“THE Baron of Camden Town fears a massive people power campaign could derail his high-speed rail dream.”
“…Lord Adonis’s unwavering devotion to the scheme has led to calls for him to drop Camden from his official title.”
“Adonis calls himself Baron of Camden Town. How can he link himself to the area he is intent on destroying is beyond me. It’s disgusting!” a furious tenant, Fran Heron, declared at a public meeting in the borough earlier this week.
“Spain’s investment in high speed rail and airport expansion is threatening its economic recovery, says economics professor
“…In France they are committed to high speed rail, but only when there is a strong business case. It costs much more money to build and maintain high speed rail systems than standard systems. Money Spain does not have,” [Germà Bel] said.
“Bel said funds have consistently been directed away from upgrades to local and commuter lines, which are “falling apart”.”
Birmingham Post: Birmingham Airport could move to be closer to HS2
“Birmingham Airport passenger terminals could be moved more than half a mile east to be closer to the planned HS2 interchange.
“The airport’s runway and airside operations would remain where they are while handling operations – such as check-in, baggage handling and security – would move closer to Birmingham International station, according to chief executive Paul Kehoe.”