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HS2 development on meeting’s agenda

SOLIHULL Council is holding a public meeting on the Government’s proposals for the controversial High Speed 2 train line project.

SOLIHULL Council is holding a public meeting on the Government’s proposals for the controversial High Speed 2 train line project.

While the council supports the scheme in principle, it has yet to give an official response to central Government.

The meeting on Tuesday July 5 will hear from representatives of HS2 and local people.

A cabinet meeting will then be held on July 11, followed by full council on July 12 when the official response to Government will be agreed.

Councillor Ken Meeson, leader of Solihull Council, said: “While there is cross-party support for the scheme in principle regarding the economic benefits, we have not had the opportunity to look at the proposals in great detail.

“It is essential that we hear from the people who will be most affected and also from those representing HS2, before this council expresses its view to Government.”

The HS2 scrutiny meeting takes place at the Council House’s Civic Suite at 10am on July 5.

Written representations can be e-mailed to Roy Eaton, senior scrutiny officer, at reaton@solihull.gov.uk until June 24.

 

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