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Councillors say they remain committed to getting the best deal for the region on HS2.
Staffordshire County Council members approved a motion last month reaffirming a pledge originally made in 2011.
The controversial high speed rail line will cut through parts of Lichfield and the surrounding villages when it is built.
Lichfield District Council recently voted to call for a halt to preparatory works until the final approval is given for HS2 to be constructed – a move which has been followed by the county council.
Cllr Mark Winnington, the county council’s Cabinet member for economic growth, said: “We have been clear from the outset, that if this scheme does go ahead we want to make sure the voice of Staffordshire is not only heard, but ensure we secure tangible benefits for this county.
“With Phase 2a now being brought forward, we have reaffirmed our position as a whole council to get the best deal in both phases.
“As part of this we are working closely with partners to ensure we also improve connectivity.”