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Council backs new high speed canal network – HS2O


The council has today backed plans for a new High Speed Canal Network which is being dubbed HS2O. The new £6.8million network will cut the time it takes to navigate the Trent and Mersey canal from 26 days to 17 days, and is expected to be completed by the end of 2022. David Watters from the company behind the scheme ...

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HS2 legal milestone prompts County Council focus

Following Royal Assent being received for HS2 Phase One last week, Staffordshire County Council has vowed to ensure that Staffordshire and its communities get the best deal from the HS2 project The HS2 Hybrid Bill on the phase running from London to the West Midlands, which will pass through 12 miles of Staffordshire, cleared the final stages at both the ...

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HS2 Phase 2 Consultation – Sir Bill Cash Debate

Bill Cash House of Commons

As previously mentioned, Sir Bill Cash held a commons debate on the impact of Phase 2 on Stone and the surrounding villages. The full transcript from the debate can be read via the TheyWorkForYou website -> debate here Let us know in the comments what you think about HS2 and the impact that it will have on the area. Sir ...

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Sir Bill Cash to hold commons debate on HS2 in Stone

Bill Cash House of Commons

Stone MP, Sir Bill Cash is to hold a debate in the House of Commons on ‘HS2 phase 2 consultation and Stone constituency’ this Thursday afternoon. Further to his letters of objection to the Secretary of State for Transport and sent to HS2 Ltd, he will be putting forward his constituents’ ongoing objections to the project as it impacts upon ...

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Trust to put HS2 report under wildlife microscope

HS2 Wildlife Trust

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust are currently scrutinising a report on the proposed route for HS2 in order to get the best outcome for local wildlife. The Trust, which is the county’s leading nature conservation charity, will be examining the West Midlands to Crewe Working Draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report and Design Refinement consultation before the deadline for comments on November 7th. ...

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HS2, what does it mean for the residents of Stone?

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Stone residents are being encouraged to find out more about how HS2 will affect them and the wider county HS2 Limited has organised information events to allow people to find out more about the project and about what it may mean for them and their local communities. Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, said: “From the ...

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Vow to champion Staffordshire as HS2 gets the nod


The Leader of Staffordshire County Council has vowed to get the best deal for Staffordshire today after the Government confirmed that HS2 will definitely be built. In his first speech since his reappointment, Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin said the high speed rail link to Manchester and Leeds will go ahead. The Transport Secretary confirmed that legislation would ...

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