Latest consultation announced on HS2
Published Tuesday 30th October 2012
Views needed on latest consultations
Latest Government consultation on HS2 provokes strong reaction
North Warwickshire residents have the opportunity to feed back their views on two areas of consultation on Phase 1 of the High Speed Rail line (HS2), which is planned to run from London to the West Midlands.
The Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, announced that the Government wants views on the Property Compensation Consultation, which sets out a package of measures for owners and occupiers of property along the proposed route.
The second area is on the 'Safeguarding directions' which are intended to protect the route from conflicting developments and applies chiefly to local planning authorities.
Assistant Chief Executive and Solicitor to the Council, Steve Maxey said:
"Along with many other local authorities, we remain opposed to the development of this high speed rail line, which will have a devastating effect on large parts of North Warwickshire. We will be reporting to Councillors in the near future and writing to the Government setting out our views on these latest consultations. We are also asking the High Court to rule in early December that the Government's actions so far have been unlawful. "
Mr Maxey urged local residents to feed back their views before the consultations close at 5.30pm on Thursday 31st January 2013. Details can be found at http://www.highspeedrail.dft.gov.uk/
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