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Tuesday 16 October 2018

Council to consider impact of HS2

Cheshire East Council is to consider the impact HS2 will have across the borough by taking part in HS2 Ltd’s latest consultation. 

On 11 October 2018, HS2 Ltd announced that it is now seeking responses for its draft environmental statement and equality impact assessment as part of phase 2b (Crewe to Manchester).

Councillor Rachel Bailey, leader of Cheshire East Council, said: “HS2 Ltd published its consultation on Thursday and these documents contain a lot of detailed information.

“Whilst HS2 is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Crewe and brings with it many benefits, we need to take some time to really consider the impacts, implications and consequences that it has for each area along the line.

“We have until 21 December 2018 to submit our response to this phase 2b consultation and will work with local ward members, community groups and key local stakeholders to do this.

“If you are concerned about any of the impacts, please contact your local ward member so they can voice your concerns. Also, if you would like to know more about HS2’s plans, you could attend its community information events.” 

HS2 Ltd is holding two community information events about the proposals for each phase, including the planning and delivery:

• Phase 2a (West Midlands and Crewe) will be held on Monday 22 October 2018, 2-8pm at Crewe Alexandra football club

• Phase 2b (Crewe to Manchester) will be held on Thursday 6 December, 2-8pm at Crewe Alexandra football club

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