The bosses of the proposed new high speed rail system are all set to hold a number of public information events and displays for those individuals living near to the route of the controversial HS2.
HS2 Ltd have prepared its newest series of information events along the route of the second phase of the multi-million pound infrastructure system that is set to run between the West Midlands and Leeds.
A drop-in assembly for people living in the Crofton area is set to be hosted by the Cedar Court Hotel on Denby Dale Road, Wakefield, between the hours of 2pm and 8pm on Monday September 11. A comparable occasion in February drew disapproval after the HS2 organisers moved it from the Crofton Community Centre to this same hotel at very short notice.
For persons residing near the projected route in Hemsworth, an event will be held the following Monday, September 18, between the hours of 2pm-8pm at the Burntwood Court Hotel on Common Road in Brierley.
Leonie Dubois of the HS2 committee has said that: “HS2 is Europe’s largest infrastructure project, delivering major benefits to Yorkshire.
“It will transform rail travel between the Midlands and the North, as well as to the South, boosting capacity, improving connectivity and helping to rebalance the national economy.
“We want to involve the public as we deliver it, so we are holding 28 public events for people to find out about HS2 and what the next steps are now that the Government has confirmed the Phase 2b route.
“I’d encourage anyone who would like to know what happens now on HS2 to come along.”
Back in March, the Express discovered that information proceedings held by HS2 Ltd were actually costing around £10,000 per meeting in publicly funded money. Additional claims were also made that complaints or concerns about the proposed HS2 line were not being listened to at the organised events.
Opponents to the £56bn HS2 system argue that in reality it will carve up the towns and villages of the district area, destroy a vast number of wildlife habitats and considerably drive down property prices, all whilst doing very little to actually benefit the economy of the area and more widely across the country.
HS2 have expressed that a group of experts on the project will be accessible and glad to answer any queries or concerns on the project and its potential impact at the 28 separate information events that are set to be held during the month of September all along the Phase 2b part of the HS2 project.
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