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Council calls for continued pressure over plan for HS2 viaduct in Lichfield

Philip Hammond with HS2 protesters in Lichfield

Philip Hammond with HS2 protesters in Lichfield

A report into a meeting on the proposed high-speed rail route through Lichfield is set to recommend “continued pressure” be used to prevent a viaduct being built in the city.

Lichfield City Council’s planning committee will meet on October 28 and hear about the discussions with transport minister Philip Hammond earlier this month.

And councillors will be told that there can be no let-up in the battle to prevent the viaduct being built over the A38 and near Boley Park after Mr Hammond was urged to think again over the proposal.

City Council leader David Smedley said:

“It was a constructive meeting with the Minister, at which the views of the objectors were put across very clearly and very strongly.

“The Minister agreed to look again at the section of the route by Lichfield, but we must maintain the pressure so that our voice continues to be heard.”

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