HS2 meeting 12th June 13

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12th June 2013

6 pm for 6.30 to 8 pm

The Belgrave Rooms
25 Goldsmith Street
Nottingham NG1 5LB
(tram stop ‘Nottingham Trent University’)

The government’s proposals for new high-speed rail lines have been much discussed over the last few months, and Nottinghamshire CPRE has taken part in those discussions. Nottinghamshire will be at the centre of the second phase of the government’s plans for a new high-speed rail link. The proposed new railway line would cross open countryside to the west of Nottingham, and a new station is proposed at Toton sidings. Although completion is a long way into the future, the proposals have already led to a re-think of Broxtowe Borough Council’s housing plans, and will have further implications soon for development and transport in our county and beyond.

CPRE’s position on HS2 has been not to oppose it outright but instead to raise questions and concerns throughout. In Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands, CPRE’s work on HS2 has been led by myself, Bettina Lange, and nationally it has been led by Ralph Smyth, CPRE’s national transport campaigner. I will be at the meeting and we are fortunate in having Ralph as the speaker, who is a transport expert with excellent links to national government and those developing the HS2 technical plans. There will be an opportunity for discussion and for considering what we in Nottinghamshire want to focus our efforts on in relation to HS2.

The meeting is open to all but please let me know you would like to come, by email bettina.t2000@btinternet.com

Please note that the meeting will be followed by the 2013 Nottinghamshire CPRE Annual General Meeting, which is open to CPRE members only.

Bettina Lange
Nottinghamshire Campaign to Protect Rural England

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