The Public Consultation will be coming to Lichfield at The Guildhall on the 8th and 9th June and will also be at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery on the 17th and 18th June. "This will provide an opportunity for my constituents to learn more about HS2 and to make their views known both about the route and whether they believe the new high speed line is really necessary" says Michael Fabricant. "Needless to say, national anti-HS2 groups will be arguing forcibly whether HS2 is really necessary or whether an upgrade to the West Coast Main Line will obviate the need for HS2. This debate will be well publicised over the coming months and years in the national media. Nevertheless, it is important that local voices be heard too. This can be done on-line by logging into https://highspeedrail.dft.gov.uk/have-your-say where there are some structured questions to which you can respond.
"But if you wish to make your views known in other ways, email firstname.lastname@example.org or write direct to the Philip Hammond, Secretary of State, The Department for Transport, Great Minster House, 76 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DR.
"In parallel with all this, The Transport Select Committee of the House of Commons will be conducting an independent – and unwhipped – inquiry of its own into the economic arguments for and against HS2".