10th Dec, 2016

Concerns over HS2 in Warwickshire raised in Parliament

Stratford Editorial 18th Jan, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

CONCERNS over HS2 in Warwickshire are set to be raised in parliament today.

Warwickshire County Council is to present its case to the HS2 Select committee against HS2 Ltd’s amendments to the original legislation to build the high speed railway.

The county council issued has two petitions on the amendments to the hybrid bill, known as Additional Provisions, to seek better outcomes and lessen the impact of HS2 on Warwickshire residents.

The council petitioned on highways issues, ecology matters and potential flood risk.

Other concerns were raised about specific local issues such as the construction traffic near Stoneleigh and the provision of a cycleway linking Ladbroke and Southam.

The authority is scheduled to appear among other county petitioners including Kenilworth and Southam MP Jeremy Wright and representatives from Burton Green.

The session will be shown live on Parliament TV from 2pm. Visit http://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/6f60797b-03b1-4a1f-86b2-6aa206af282c to watch.

The HS2 Select Committee will make final decisions at a future date.

Visit https://wcchs2.wordpress.com/2015/11/13/county-council-lodges-new-hs2-petition/ to read in full the petitions issued by the county council.