County council responds on high speed rail
22 June 2011
Warwickshire County Council has outlined its opposition to
the Government’s high speed rail scheme in its draft
response to the public consultation.
A report to the Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee
highlights the arguments against HS2 ahead of the county
council submitting an official response.
Central to Warwickshire’s opposition to the £32 billion
scheme is the lack of consideration being given to the
alternatives to HS2 and that it offers poor value for money
for the taxpayer, together with a flawed economic case. HS2
Ltd, the company behind the scheme, has won support from
some businesses, but in fact 70 per cent of the anticipated
passengers will be leisure users. (Read more…)