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Along with other concerned councils across the South East and Midlands we have agreed to back growing opposition to the Government's high-speed rail project HS2. .

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Local Government Act 1972 section 239

Notice calling meeting of council to pass resolution to oppose High Speed 2 Bill



IN PURSUANCE of section 239 of the Local Government Act 1972, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a meeting of South Northamptonshire Council will be held at 6.30pm on 10 April 2014 to take into consideration and determine upon the expediency of opposing in Parliament the High Speed 2 Bill deposited in the Session 2013-14 and also for the purpose (if deemed expedient to oppose such Bill) of passing such resolutions as may be necessary or expedient in connection with the opposition to such Bill.

DATED this 20th day of March 2014

Sue Smith

Chief Executive

Our formal organisational response to the latest HS2 Ltd consultation, that closed recently, can be found below and as a download on the right of the page.

pdf HS2 Formal Response to ES Consultation - Final 10 July 2013 (927kb)

The Executive agreed to make £50,000 of its reserves available for work on preparing objections to the proposals

The money will help fund the technical and legal consultancy needed to make an effective, in-principle objection to the scheme and mount a campaign asking the Government to reconsider.

It will also pay for specialist consultancy to assist the Planning Committee in examining the landscaping and environmental measures that are needed in Cherwell should the scheme get the go-ahead.

The final response submitted to the Department of Transport is now available as a download on the right.

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