The Government have been accused of having “stuck their fingers in their ears” over HS2.
The latest survey by YouGov suggests 55 per cent of the public are now against the controversial rail line, which will cut through parts of Lichfield and the surrounding villages.
However, with no signs of the high speed rail project hitting the buffers, Penny Gaines from the Stop HS2 campaign group has called on opponents to the plan to make their voices heard.
“There are increasing numbers of people who think HS2 is a bad idea, with over half the public saying they were opposed to it,” she said.
“With groups ranging from the Institute of Directors to the Woodland Trust saying that HS2 is the wrong project, the Government really should be listening.
“Unfortunately, they seem to have stuck their fingers in their ears, so opponents of HS2 need to be even more vocal in opposing the proposed railway.”