A HIGH speed rail chief has pledged that upcoming information events on the HS2 project will allow people to make informed judgements on the scheme.
HS2’s Phase 2b development director Paul Griffiths wants people to attend one of the events next week (from Feb 8) before responding to the consultation on the controversial rail scheme.
Protests have grown against the HS2 proposed line which would cut through Wales, Aston, Bramley, Mexborough and the Dearne Valley if it is built.
The original line proposal, via Meadowhall, was dropped last year.
Mr Griffiths said: “The information events are an important part of the consultation process and I actively encourage people to come along and ask questions.
“We are committed to working with local communities as we develop the HS2 route and are putting on these events to help people understand the project in more detail, so they can submit an informed response to the consultations.”
The event dates and times are:
- The Aston information event will be held on Wednesday, February 8, at the Best Western Plus Aston Hall Hotel, Lagonda Suite, Worksop Road, Aston, from 12pm until 8pm;
- The Bramley information event will be held on Thursday, February 9, at the Best Western Consort Hotel, Consort Suite, Brampton Road, Thurcroft, from 12pm until 8pm;
- The Mexborough information event will be held on Friday, February 10, at the Best Western Plus Pastures Hotel, Stuart Suite, Pastures Road, Mexborough, from 12pm until 8pm.
Attendance is on a drop-in basis with no requirement to book an appointment.