Councillors at Rotherham Council are to discuss the re-routing of the High Speed (HS2) rail line through the borough next week after a motion was proposed in opposition to the changes, and the £55.7 billion scheme.
Construction on HS2, the high speed North to South rail link that aims to provide extra capacity to handle increasing demand, will begin during this Parliament and has been given a funding envelope of £55.7 billion in 2015 prices. It should reach Birmingham in 2026 and Manchester and Leeds by 2033
Councillors to vote on HS2 route
BOROUGH councillors will be given the chance next week to show their position on the controversial new proposed HS2 rail route.
There will be a vote on the issue at the next full meeting of Rotherham Borough Council on Wednesday.