Lichfield’s MP has called on the Secretary of State for Transport to halt progress on HS2 while alternative routes are considered.
Reports in the national media suggested the proposed make-up of the line could be altered if a report recommends the creation of a third runway at Heathrow.
Michael Fabricant has now written to Patrick McLoughlin to urge him to take action.
“Patrick McLoughlin is a no nonsense politician as has been demonstrated over his decision on the West Coast Main Line franchise,” he said.
“Having worked closely with him over a number of years in the Government Whips’ Office, he is very aware of the issues facing Lichfield and HS2. With news that he might also taking a similarly practical approach regarding the possible integration of Heathrow and HS2, now was the time to write.”
In his letter, Mr Fabricant outlines a number of concerns about the proposed route, saying that it “seems to have been designed to be as damaging to the environment as it possibly can”.