Balsall Common Village Residents Association (BCVRA) have joined the HS2 opposition following detailed consultation with residents and is submitting a formal response to that effect in the public consultation which ends tomorrow.
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Property owners who think they could be blighted by High Speed 2 are being urged to assume the worst and file their compensation plans now, even though the public enquiry is still underway and final route will not be finalised until later this year.
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Joe Rukin, Chair of the Kenilworth Stop HS2 campaign group and co-founder of national group ‘Stop HS2’ reports:
Stop HS2 Consultation Hotline launched as Institiute for Economic Affairs question HS2 business case
STOP HS2, the body campaigning against the proposed high speed rail link have set up a hotline for people still unsure how to respond to the HS2 consultation, which closes on Friday 29th July. This came on the same day as the Institute for Economic Affairs produced a report claiming that HS2 was a “recipe for disaster” based on “bogus assumptions” and that “the forever-embattled British taxpayer will end up footing the bill for this latest white elephant”.
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The Government’s HS2 public consultation period ends on 29 July so campaigners both for and against High Speed 2 are encouraging people to act now, before it’s too late.
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Joe Rukin writes on the subject of High Speed 2 – the planned rail link from London to Birmingham (and later beyond). He is also Chair of the Kenilworth Stop HS2 Action Group and co-founder of Stop HS2, the national campaigning body against HS2. Today he warns residents the public consultation period is coming to an end and their time to act is now.
Stop HS2 gear up for ‘final push’
Stop HS2 campaigners across the country are gearing up for a ‘final push’ to get responses to the HS2 consultation before the deadline of 29th July. This will kick off tomorrow (Saturday 16th July) with the official opening of the national Stop HS2 campaign HQ in Kenilworth. Initially the centre will be used as a drop-in centre for people wanting help responding to the consultation before being used to push the campaign forward in other areas from August.
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