Warwickshire to appear at HS2 Select Committee

Warwickshire County Council will today (Monday 18th January) appear before Parliament to present its case against HS2 Ltd’s amendments to the original legislation to build the railway.

The county council issued has two petitions on the amendments to the hybrid bill, known as Additional Provisions, to seek better outcomes and lessen the impact of HS2 on Warwickshire residents. The petitions are available to read here: https://wcchs2.wordpress.com/2015/11/13/county-council-lodges-new-hs2-petition/

The council petitioned on highways issues, ecology matters and potential flood risk. Other concerns were raised about specific local issues such as the railhead site at Kingsbury, construction traffic near Stoneleigh and the provision of a cycleway linking Ladbroke and Southam.

The authority is scheduled to appear among other county petitioners including Kenilworth and Southam MP Jeremy Wright, North Warwickshire MP Craig Tracey and representatives from Lea Marston, Middleton, Water Orton, Kingsbury and Burton Green.

The session will be shown live on Parliament TV from 2pm here: http://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/6f60797b-03b1-4a1f-86b2-6aa206af282c

The HS2 Select Committee will make final decisions at a future date.