Cabinet Member for Economic Growth
“From the outset as a county council we have pledged to get the best deal for Staffordshire and our communities and have ensured that the county’s voice is heard by both Government and HS2 Limited at every stage.
“While becoming a qualifying authority will still only provide us limited control on planning, we feel strongly that we need to be at the very least “at the table” to ensure we can continue to seize every opportunity to lessen the impact of construction and operation of the high speed project on Staffordshire.”
Mark Winnington, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth
Reasons for the Decision – To consider whether the County Council should become a Qualifying Authority for the construction of Phase 2a of the HS2 Hybrid Bill.
Decision – That the County Council becomes a Qualifying Authority for the construction of Phase 2a of the HS2 Hybrid Bill.