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Less than a week left to petition government over HS2.

Computer-generated visuals of a high speed train. HS2. For editorial usage only NNL-140326-125435001

Computer-generated visuals of a high speed train. HS2. For editorial usage only NNL-140326-125435001

 

The HS2 Action Alliance is urging people opposed to HS2 to get their petitions in before the deadline on Thursday next week.

Homeowners and members of the public who will be impacted by the construction or operation of the scheme can submit a petition detailing their concerns and suggesting solutions to a committee of MPs that are reviewing the Hybrid Bill.

The Hybrid Bill will authorise construction of Phase 1 of HS2, from London to Birmingham.

The alliance has developed some materials to make the petitioning process straightforward. They are available from their website at www.hs2aa.org/petition.

The website has a quick petition for those short of time as well as fact sheets with all the information petitioners need.

There is also a specific petition for those communities close to an HS2 tunnel, petitions for schools and petitions for community organisations like sports clubs and churches.

Petitioners can also visit HS2AA’s YouTube channel.

Richard Houghton, of HS2 Action Alliance, said: “HS2 has been pushed through with almost no detailed scrutiny. The petitioning process is the final and only opportunity for those who will be hit hardest by the plans to push Parliament to provide better mitigation.

“If you want your voice to be heard please visit our website and make sure you get your petition in by 2pm next Thursday.”

 

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