Birmingham consultation on HS2

People affected by plans to build a high speed rail line connecting Birmingham and London are being asked for their views in a new consultation.

The line will cut journey times between the capital and Birmingham to 49 minutes, but some people living along the proposed route have expressed anger at the plans.

At consultation events, people will be able to discuss any property effected by the plans and there will be the opportunity to see route maps.

HS2 Ltd Chief executive Alison Munro said:

"The new high speed rail network will help to grow the economy by providing capacity to meet the rising demand for trains services by improving connections between our major cities. We do understand the impact it will have on people living close to the line and the Government has recently published a range of property compensation measures for consultation.

The information events we are running are an opportunity for those directly effected to come and discuss the proposals in more detail with our property teams."

The following consultation events will take place in Birmingham.

Tuesday 20 November – The Sanctuary, Castle Vale, B35 7PX. (10:00 – 14:00)
Tuesday 20 November – Fazeley Studios, Digbeth. B5 5SE. (16:00 – 20:00)
Wednesday 21 November – Ward End library, Washwood Heath, B8 2HF. (10:00 – 14:00)
Wednesday 21 November – Firs and Bromford Sports and Community Centre, Bromford. B36 8UB. (16:00 – 20:00)