Please see below the latest update on the HS2 planned consultation  
 
Background 
The meeting of Cheshire West and Chester Council on 19 May 2022 received the “Impacts of phase two of the high-speed rail network (HS2)” report that was presented to the meeting of Cabinet held on 20 April 2022. Full Council approved a recommendation to resolve to petition against the HS2 Phase 2b: High Speed Rail (Crewe – Manchester) Bill 2022 in relation to those aspects that could negatively impact the borough. 
 
What is happening 
CW&C agrees in principle with HS2 but is concerned about some of the impacts for our communities.  
In order to collect resident and other stakeholder views on potential impacts and mitigations, the Council is arranging three engagement events in June 2022.  
The focus for these events will on reaching those in the community who will be most significantly and disproportionately affected by the HS2b line.  
The Council will raise awareness of its intended priorities and mitigations and seeks the views of residents, businesses and any other directly affected organisation to the HS2 Hybrid Bill petitioning processes and negotiations of HS2 through the borough of Cheshire West and Chester.  
Resident and other stakeholder feedback will then be fed into the process in terms of the key areas of priorities and mitigations.  
 
When it is happening  
There will be three engagement events held in June;- 
 
A virtual Town and Parish Engagement Event will be held on TEAMS 9.30am to 10.30am Wednesday 15 June 2022. 
A face-to-face Engagement Event 4pm to 6pm Wharton Library Winsford Tuesday 21 June 2022. 
A face-to-face engagement event 4pm to 6pm Wednesday 22 June 2022 at Northwich Memorial Court. 
 
In the week commencing 23 May, more information about the sessions will be uploaded onto the Council’s website detailing how residents and other stakeholders can get involved.  
Social media tweets will be posted regularly to signpost the public to these events and the details on the website. The Communities and Business Growth Team will also engage stakeholder groups using their normal channels to ensure residents are aware. 
 
 
 
 
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