Briefing Note on HS2 – May 2011

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Buckinghamshire Summit

Since the last briefing was issued in April, Buckinghamshire’s summit on HS2 has taken place attended by representatives (both officers and Members) of the local authorities which have formed the 51M group, MPs for Buckinghamshire and action group representatives. The event provided an opportunity to discuss a range of issues and WCC is continuing to work with the 51m group .

Transport Select Committee

In March it was announced that the House of Commons Transport Select Committee will debate high speed rail and submissions to the committee must be received by 16 May.

The Committee will look at the main arguments for or against high speed rail and ‘WCC is working with the 51m group on a joint submission to the TSC as well as making a short WCC submission.

Details of the process and terms of reference can be found on the Parliament website  by following the links to committees and the Transport Select Committee

Road shows

As part of the consultation road shows are being held along the route and the first one to take place in Warwickshire will be held in Ladbroke on 2 June. The full programme for Warwickshire is attached to this briefing although please note that the event inKenilworthwill not now be at the Holiday Inn but is likely to be in Abbey Fields.

Consultation response

Everyone is encouraged to respond – individuals, groups, residents and businesses- whatever their views.


The response can be made via the website at and click on the link to ‘Have your say’. This will lead you through 7 questions.

By post…

Alternatively you can download the consultation leaflet from , request a copy by phoning 0300 321 1010 or collect one from the road shows.

When completed forms should be returned to;

High Speed Rail Consultation
PO Box59528
SE21 9AX

The WCC Project Team and Members Working Group will prepare a response to the consultation on behalf of the County Council and this will be considered by the County Council’s O&S Committee on 30 June and Cabinet on 14 July  ready for submission by the close of the consultation which is 29 July 2011.

If you require any further clarification please do not hesitate to contact Mandy Walker on 01926 412843  or email: or


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HS2  Ltd Consultation Road

 2 June  Ladbroke Mobile Exhibition

Location: Bell Inn Car Park,Banbury Road, Ladbroke,Warwickshire,CV47 2BY

Opening hours: 8am- 8pm3 June  Southam Exhibition

Location: Graham Adams Centre,St James Road, Southam,Warwickshire,CV47 0LY

Opening hours: 8am – 8pm4 June Southam Exhibition

Location: Graham Adams Centre,St James Road, Southam,Warwickshire,CV47 0LY

Opening hours: 8am – 8pm6 June Cubbington Mobile Exhibition

Location: Cubbington Sports and Social Club Car Park,Windmill Hill, Cubbington,Warwickshire,CV32 7LN

Opening hours: 8am – 8pm10 June Burton Green Mobile Exhibition

Location: Village Hall Car Park,Hodgetts Lane,Burton Green,Kenilworth,CV8 1PH

Opening hours: 8am – 8pm11 June Water Orton Exhibition

Location: The Link, 4 New Road, WaterOrton,B46 1QU

Opening hours: 9am – 5pm13 and 14 June Kenilworth Exhibition

Location: tbc