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Minister To Walk High Speed Rail's Proposed Route In Northamptonshire

Author: Selina Short Published: 20th September 2010 16:01

Tony Baldry, John Bercow and Andrea Leadsom MPsTony Baldry MP for Banbury, John Bercow speaker and MP for Buckingham and Andrea Leadsom MP on an earlier meeting about HS2.

Philip Hammond MP, Secretary of State for Transport, will on the 22nd September 2010 be walking the route with engineers.

The Minister will then meet privately with Andrea Leadsom MP for South Northamptonshire and Tony Baldry MP for Banbury.  

They will be holding a press conference at 4.30pm at The Crown Hotel, Brackley.

Andrea Leadsom MP will then hold a Public Meeting from 5pm – 6pm at Brackley Town Hall.  Andrea will be joined on a panel by representatives from South Northamptonshire Council and South Northants Action Group (SNAG) to answer questions.

Andrea Leadsom MP says:

“I am hoping that once the Minister has walked the line he will re think the High Speed Rail project.  

'In our small and crowded Island we need to use existing transport corridors for new transport projects.  We simply do not have the space, unlike in say France or the U.S., to plough across the country without permanent damage to people, communities and the destruction of unspoilt countryside.”


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