Commonsense on HS2 quoted in the Financial Times
Why reduce food production?
The Financial Times quotes George Walton, Tory mayor of Cheshire East, who describes the area as “lovely rich agricultural countryside” which could be scarred by the “absolutely massive project”.
“There would be … public outrage if it went across any of our local countryside, which is rich farming land. We already have the M6 slicing through the area”.
Who will benefit?
Frank Keegan, ward councillor for Alderley Edge. “I don’t see why you should rip up all this countryside and spend £40bn just to take 20 minutes off a journey.”