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Have your say about the impact of HS2
6:20pm Saturday 12th October 2013 in News
THE consultation on the proposed routes for HS2 launched on July 17 and will run until January 31.
It seeks views on the route, as well as sustainability impacts of the proposed alignments.
Andrew Went is the head route engineer for HS2. He is encouraging residents to get involved with the current consultation and to come along to several roadshows where experts will be on hand to answer in-depth questions. He said: “We look at the route the railway line is going to take and what the key features are in that area – housing, environmental features, topography, sustainability.
“We examine how we can fit the railway line into that environment and where we can use the topography to help mask the railway line as much as possible with cuttings and embankments. “We’re really keen that people who are affected by the scheme and those from the wider area come to the consultations.
“The consultation is open now and runs until the end of January.
“We’ve got roadshows that go all the way up from Birmingham to places along the route of HS2. It’s key to us that people who are affected or interested by HS2 come to the consultation roadshows and meet with us.
“There is going to be engineer, environmental and business specialists there who can explain the project and answer people’s questions, concerns and anxieties.
“If people come to consultation now and tell us what they want then we can develop the design, because when it comes to a hybrid Bill, that is the stuff we want to get locked down – what do we need to do where and when.”
Reference copies of the consultation available at:
Altrincham Library Altrincham, Citizens Advice, Stamford New Road Hale Library Knutsford, Citizens Advice, Longridge Lymm, Citizens Advice, Davies Way Partington Library and Wellbeing Centre Partington, Citizens Advice, Central Road Sale Library Sale Citizens Advice, Chapel Road
A number of information events will be staged at:
Altrincham: November 23, 10am to 5pm, The Grammar, Marlborough Road WA14 2RS.
Tatton Park: December 6, 12 to 8pm and December 7, 10am to 5pm, Knutsford WA16 6QN.
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