Committee Chair: Councillor Victoria Quinn
Committee Membership: Cllr Jerry Evans, Cllr Kath Hartley, Cllr Peter Griffiths , Cllr Mohammed Idrees, Cllr Josh Jones, Cllr John O’Shea ,Cllr Tim Evans, Cllr Deirdre Alden, Cllr Timothy Huxtable.
Emma Williamson, Head of Scrutiny ServicesTel: 0121 464 6870 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Evidence – High Speed 2: Maximising the Impact for Birmingham
High Speed 2 is one of the most significant projects to affect Birmingham in the coming years. The plan is to create a network of high speed train lines, initially to serve London to Birmingham (from around 2026), with further links to form a ‘Y’ shaped network running from Birmingham to Manchester and Leeds from around 2032. It promises to bring jobs and prosperity to the region, as well as increased speed, capacity, and connectivity.
The project is therefore a critical element of ensuring Birmingham has a thriving and sustainable economy – a fundamental interest of the Birmingham Economy & Jobs O&S Committee.
It is also key to the Transport, Connectivity & Sustainability Overview & Scrutiny Committee’s remit to look at how well connected Birmingham is. The new line should be part of Birmingham’s safe and welcoming transport system, supported by sustainable transport planning that is capable of driving growth and responding to evolving mobility requirement.
The two committees have therefore joined together to undertake a joint review, to ask:
How can we ensure Birmingham gets maximum benefit from HS2?
Please see the attachement below to see how you can contribute to the Inquiry
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