On 10 January 2012, the Government announced its decision to proceed with HS2. Right Lines Charter signatories have made initial responses, though we are in the process of analysing the substantial amount of information produced in more detail.
Click on the links below to see responses of individual signatories.
The other two signatories made the following comments:
‘Given the controversy over first phase of #HS2 will the Government improve the way it engages public on choices north of Birmingham?’
Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
‘In announcing minor alterations as part of the go-ahead for the planned route of HS2, the Government continues to ignore most of the irreplaceable historic buildings that face outright demolition or direct impact. The concessions, though welcome, fail to address the wider issue. It is now essential that the Environmental Impact Assessment accurately identifies the built heritage at risk, as we believe the previous appraisal to be flawed. Only then can proper measures be considered to reduce the number to be knocked down or left severely compromised.’