Joint action group against HS2 now meets on Tuesdays at a different local pub at 7.30 for 8:00pm. The next is set for Tuesday 12th September but may be brought forward in view of the recent plans. To find the venue of meetings contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Petitions against the phase 2a plans are soon to be heard, 188 were submitted. They can all be seen at http://committeebusiness.parliament.uk/committee-business/1/high-speed-rail.
There is an official “HS2 in Staffordshire” website: https://hs2instaffs.commonplace.is/
And if anyone wishes, here is a link: https://tinyurl.com/ycy8n9gz to the Parliament TV on the select committee dealing with HS2 petitions.
HS2 have just (23 March) announced some “Additional Provisions” which are detailed in more large documents, but are relevant to us. People who are thought by HS2 Ltd to be directly affected in any way by the construction of HS2 should have received notification of these Additional Provisions. They are amendments which HS2 Ltd proposes to the Bill currently progressing through the House of Commons.
The principal Additional Provision which affects us is the proposed construction of a new road to by-pass Pipe Ridware. The proposed route for construction traffic will be to turn right on the existing road off the Handsacre/Hill Ridware road (B 5014) and then on a completely new road leading straight ahead to then re-join Pipe Lane between Pipe itself and Woodhouse Farm.
Whilst this should ease the burden of heavy traffic passing through Pipe itself, it will require the compulsory acquisition of more land, and would seem to suggest HS2 Ltd are not committed to using haul roads by the track for its construction. For more information search for HS2 Phase 2a Additional Provisions or contact email@example.com. The fact that you have not been sent any information about these changes does not mean you cannot respond to them.
You can order a set of Supplementary Environmental Statement (SES) and Additional Provision Environmental Statement (AP ES) documents free of charge for our local area, Fradley to Colton. These free documents comprise:
1 x Non Technical Summary (NTS)
1 x Volume 1 Introduction and Methodology & Community Area (CA) Report
1 x CA Map Book
1 x Guide to the SES and AP
When contacting the HS2 helpdesk to order the above documents please identify the community area you are interested in (Fradley to Colton), and give your full current postal address, including post code.
HS2 helpdesk, High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd, Two Snowhill, Snow Hill Queensway, Birmingham B4 6GA
Or Email HS2enquiries@hs2.org.uk ; Freephone 08081 434 434