Parish councillors criticise plans for high speed rail link through Lichfield

Parish councillors in Lichfield are the latest to voice their concerns over plans for a high speed rail link to cut through the city.

The line – which forms part of the HS2 plan to link London with Birmingham and Manchester – has already been criticised by local groups and politicians.

And now Fradley and Streethay Parish Council members have joined residents in their criticism of the proposed route which would see the line go through the area.

A spokesperson said:

“The adverse environmental impact as well as the effect on homes and businesses  by the building of HS2 along the present route through Streethay is being strongly opposed and the Council have agreed to make their protest known to the Minister responsible.

“Furthermore the item is being monitored and will be a regular item on future Council agendas. The Council expects to play a full part in any future consultation over the plans for HS2 so local views and concerns can be put forward.”

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1 Comment

  1. Streethay Swampy

    21st May, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    If you would like to speak to your Parish Councillors on this matter you can find their details at http://www.fradleyandstreethaypc.org