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HS2 Ltd announces “formal” start of construction of railway

HS2 Ltd announces “formal” start of construction of railway

HS2 Ltd has today announced the formal start of construction on the project which will eventually connect South Cheshire to London in under an hour.

It follows the announcement in April when Department for Transport gave approval for HS2 Ltd to issue Notice to Proceed to the four Main Works Civils Contractors working on the project.

September 4, 2020
CPRE Cheshire says rail needs can be met without HS2

CPRE Cheshire says rail needs can be met without HS2

Countryside charity CPRE Cheshire has called on major investment to be pumped into local rail services instead of HS2.

The Cheshire branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England has questioned the justification for HS2 Phase 2b.

June 30, 2020
South Cheshire Chamber welcomes Government HS2 decision

South Cheshire Chamber welcomes Government HS2 decision

South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce members have welcomed the Government’s green light today for HS2 to go ahead.

They hailed the Government’s backing for HS2 as a victory for key employers who have long supported the campaign.

February 11, 2020
New HS2 report reveals impact on nature across Cheshire, says Wildlife Trust

New HS2 report reveals impact on nature across Cheshire, says Wildlife Trust

A new report published by The Wildlife Trusts reveals the scale of the destruction and impact HS2 will cause in Cheshire, says Cheshire Wildlife Trust.

January 22, 2020
Plans for new bridge over railway at Crewe

Bridge plan for Crewe station adopted by Cheshire East Council

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Plans for a new bridge south of Crewe station aimed at easing congestion in Nantwich Road have been adopted by Cheshire East Council.

Cabinet members approved a preferred route for the new Southern Link Road Bridge at a meeting this week, following consultation held over the summer.

November 8, 2019
HS2 “crucial” for economic growth in Cheshire if accessible to all, says LEP boss

HS2 “crucial” for economic growth in Cheshire if accessible to all, says LEP boss

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
High-speed rail will be “absolutely, crucially important” to economic growth in Cheshire – but only if all its residents and businesses can access it.

That was the message from Philip Cox, chief executive at the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership.

September 5, 2019
MP Laura Smith “disappointed” at HS2 review announcement

MP Laura Smith “disappointed” at HS2 review announcement

Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith says she is “deeply disappointed” at the announcement there will be an independent review into HS2.

The review will consider a range of options, including only building Phase 1.

August 23, 2019
Two HS2 consultations launched by Cheshire East Council

Two HS2 consultations launched by Cheshire East Council

Cheshire East Council has launched two consultations on what HS2 could mean for Crewe and surrounding area.

Proposals include how HS2 may support jobs, improve the environment and make the area’s transport network fit for the future.

July 29, 2019
Council to play bigger role in HS2 design through Cheshire

Council to play bigger role in HS2 design through Cheshire

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council is set to play a key role in making decisions on HS2’s construction and design.

The council agreed on Thursday (July 18) to become a ‘qualifying authority’ for Phase 2a – the route between Crewe and Birmingham – in parts of the high-speed rail route that sit in the borough.

July 19, 2019
Councillors call for Crewe station regeneration even if HS2 pulled

Councillors call for Crewe station regeneration even if HS2 pulled

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Councillors insist regeneration around Crewe train station must be kept as a priority even if the next prime minister pulls the plug on HS2.

Cheshire East Council’s strategic planning board unanimously endorsed the latest draft of the Crewe Hub area action plan.

July 14, 2019
“Plan B” needed for Cheshire East economy over HS2 fears

“Plan B” needed for Cheshire East economy over HS2 fears

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Borough chiefs are being urged to have a ‘plan B’ for Cheshire East’s economy in case the next prime minister pulls the plug on HS2.

Cheshire East Council is currently working on an economic strategy for the next five years – setting out an ambition to create 6,200 jobs and grow the local economy by at least £15.9 billion per year.

June 22, 2019
Cheshire East Council to press on with HS2 Crewe Hub plans

Cheshire East Council to press on with HS2 Crewe Hub plans

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council has agreed to press ahead with plans to have the Crewe Hub HS2 up and running by 2027.

Cabinet members have unanimously approved plans to prepare a planning application for the station, which is expected to be submitted in summer 2020.

June 16, 2019
More HS2 disruption in Cheshire amid latest Phase 2b plans

More HS2 disruption in Cheshire amid latest Phase 2b plans

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
High-speed rail could cause yet more disruption in Cheshire after the Government announced plans for extra infrastructure to be built.

Residents are being asked for views on the latest plans for HS2 Phase 2b, between Crewe and Manchester.

June 9, 2019