by John Whitehouse on 18 December, 2012
Yesterday I represented Warwickshire County Council at a meeting about HS2 with Patrick McLoughlin, Secretary of State for Transport, organised through the local MP. Also present at the meeting were four representatives of HS2 Action Groups from across the county.
The meeting was an excellent opportunity to demonstrate to the Secretary of State the close working liaison between the County Council and the HS2 Action Groups, in our joint fight for the best possible outcomes for the people of Warwickshire.
Topics covered in the meeting included the arrangements for community engagement with HS2 Ltd, changes to the route design and other mitigation, noise and vibration and the business case for HS2.
The key message for the minister was that HS2 Ltd were failing to engage adequately with the county council and the residents of Warwickshire. We were given a good hearing, but time will tell whether or not we see noticeable improvements in HS2 Ltd’s approach and performance over the coming months.1 Comment