The HS2 subgroup supports the Steering Group in developing the Neighbourhood Plan relating to the immediate area of the East Midlands Hub Station. The actual station area is technically outside of the Forum’s remit but we want to bring to bear as much influence as we can to ensure we minimise the adverse impacts of the station and maximise the benefits for our residents.
Forum Position on HS2
Although the Forum has no position on HS2 per se, and we recognise that the relevant Parliamentary Legislation will not be passed until 2022 at the earliest, should HS2 be undertaken, it is clear the East Midlands Hub will be at Toton Sidings. On that basis, our view is that the Neighbourhood Plan must reflect our determination to exploit the inward investment that will come to our area at that time.
Many views expressed by Forum members during the consultation (traffic, sustainability, housing designs, affordable housing, etc.) will apply regardless of the existence or otherwise of an HS2 East Midlands Hub at Toton.
Activities of the HS2 Subgroup
Posts relevant to the HS2 Subgroup
- Weekly Digest: 10th February 2018
- Annual General Meeting: Date confirmed Sunday Jan 28th
- Weekly digest Nov 4th 2017
- Weekly digest Oct 7th 2017
- HS2 Strategy Board Vision
- Digest #9 30th Sep 2017
We welcome comments about the activities of the Forum but please keep them polite and constructive. Comments are moderated.