Campaigners to hold conference on HS2

By Antony Clay | 22/02/2017

Campaigners to hold conference on HS2

A CONFERENCE to highlight alternatives to the controversial HS2 high speed rail scheme will take place next week.

The event, at Wakefield Town Hall next Friday, is open to all and aims to cover issues related to the proposals.

HS2 Ltd wants to build a line from Aston through Bramley, Ravenfield, Wales, Mexborough and the Dearne Valley after switching from a previous route via Meadhowhall last summer.

A consultation period on the proposal ends on March 9.

The Yorkshire HS2 Alternatives Conference 2017 is co-hosted by Wakefield Council and Yorkshire Against HS2 and will take place from 9am until 8pm. Admission is free.

A public HS2 information event and exhibition will feature at the event from 9am to 11am, as well as discussions throughout the day by people involved in the protest against HS2.

Mexborough councillor Sean Gibbons will give a presentation called South Yorkshire’s HS2 Scandal and others will discuss the economic case against the plans, the need for a review of the project, alternative schemes and route options which have been ignored.

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