Assurances on HS2 rail project
RESIDENTS have been given assurances that HS2 Ltd will do as “much as possible” to prevent disruption to roads during construction of the multi- billion pound rail link.
Concerns remain about the effect that the development of an Interchange Station, to be sited near the NEC, will have on an already stretched transport network.
Councillor Chris Williams ( Green, Chelmsley Wood) said this week that this remained one of the overriding concerns for local people, who were about to find themselves “at the eye of the storm”.
On Tuesday, the first of three drop- in sessions in Solihull was held at Melbicks Garden Centre, on the Chester Road, near the site where the new station is set to be built.
Speaking at the event, Rachel Johnson, a community engagement manager with HS2, said: “We are looking to mitigate ( the impact) as much as possible.”