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Leicestershire Council seeks“full and proactive” role on HS2

Leicestershire's cabinet members are being asked next week to support the county council taking a lead role in ensuring its voice is heard around the potential impacts of the HS2 rail line project.

The council says HS2 could bring travel improvements and significant economic benefits of at least £40 million per year.

It is proposing a ‘full and proactive’ approach in representing Leicestershire’s communities and working closely with HS2 Ltd, East Midlands Councils and other stakeholders in having a say around the development of the Phase 2B proposals, East Midlands Business Link has reported.

HS2 Ltd is expected to publish before the end of the year a report detailing how it proposes to minimise environmental impacts of the project, which links London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Leeds and Manchester,

The cabinet will discuss the report when it meets at 2pm on Tuesday, 16 October.