HS2 News

05/03/2019: Reports that Midland Main Line electrification will be extended to Market Harborough have been welcomed by East Midlands Chamber.
29/01/2019: Erewash MP Maggie Throup has issued a response after Labour Party representatives issued a press release regarding HS2 and in particular, objections to HS2b and a call for more investment in the existing railways.
29/01/2019: Erewash Labour Party has passed a motion opposing the construction of HS2.
Bridge photo over Mr. Allan's proposed HS2 route alongside existing rail lines
16/01/2019: A campaigner against the controversial HS2 rail link has written to the transport minister Chris Grayling to offer an alternative proposal, which he says, deviates only a little from the official plan, but avoids much of the mass destruction planned.
13/12/2018: The Derbyshire Wildlife Trust has collectively expressed extreme concerned about the extent of damage that it says HS2 will have on large swathes of Derbyshire and our wildlife.
10/12/2018: A campaigner against the HS2 project has issued details of a question he has tabled for a forthcoming Erewash Borough Council meeting.
29/11/2018: A hard-hitting package of measures to help tackle the impact of HS2 in Erewash will be discussed by councillors at a meeting of Erewash Borough Council’s Executive next week.
13/10/2018: The Stop HS2 campaign has dismissed the route proposed for Phase 2b of HS2 is the “most destructive and cheapest option”, stating that the proposed scheme would displace more jobs than it creates, knock down over 1,000 homes and businesses, and go through 12 miles of flood risk areas and 12 SSSIs and 9 ancient woodlands, which has prompted the Woodland Trust to respond by saying “This is far worse than we were expecting”.
13/10/2018: Following the release of HS2b Working draft environmental statement, Stop HS2 Erewash is calling for an urgent government review of HS2 phase B in the East Midlands in light of suggested spiralling costs and greater impacts than were first proposed. 
27/09/2018: Prospective MP Catherine Atkinson has called for more investment for borough transport connections after meeting with transport chiefs.