South Broxtowe 20/20 Press Release – HS2 Phase 2 Hub Station

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7 Responses to South Broxtowe 20/20 Press Release – HS2 Phase 2 Hub Station

  1. paul nathanail says:

    I have been surprised that the business community and councils have not drawn inspiration from the example of Lille – who fought vigorously for a stop in eurostar.

    I am not sure who broxtowe 20/20 are or whom they claim to speak for but their press release is spot on. We muct end this fixation with housing – that has its roots in the previous government’s flawed 60% of houses on previously developed land – and focus on creating sustainable neighbourhoods free from the NECESSITY of being able to drive a car to carry out life’s essential tasks.

    A strong message to hs2 ltd by the people of broxtowe, erewash and vicinity is needed if the toton stop is to be retained. It seems our elected politicians are not getting a strong positive message across effectively enough. Toton has the land and the infrastructure links. Other locations taled about do not. And losing the stop altogether would undermine the case for hs2 as a whole.

    In so many ways we are suffering from a piecemeal approach to land use planning – contrary to what the national planning policy framework was supposed to deliver.

    I look forward to others thoughts on this forum.

  2. Tom Gulliver says:

    I’m confused. If an HS2 station was determined by the so called ‘economic growth’ of an area, why is the proposed revised site in the middle of a tiny village in the middle of nowhere?

    Or perhaps, just perhaps, this statement is a smokescreen for the anti-development rhetoric coming out of Anna Soubry? Strange how both campaigns align to oppose homes in Toton, isn’t it?

    • Cliff H says:

      Erm, because the ‘tiny village in the middle of nowhere’ is ‘on’ the rail lines to Derby and Nottingham giving excellent access to onward rail destinations as well as giving easy access to the M1 for road commuters.
      The altered route to accommodate this also avoids tunnelling under Strelley and EMA and moving the M1 at trowell, shaving hundreds of millions off the cost and saving a substantial amount of construction time and removing the possible threat to EMS’s proposed new freight terminal.
      Or, perhaps your right. The whole project has been totally re designed at huge expense just to further the ambitions of a junior MP who is probably going to lose her seat next year anyway?

      • Tom Gulliver says:

        Well if that were the case surely it would have been the preferred option from the start? You are right, they haven’t redesigned the route to acquiesce to this junior minister who will likely lose her seat in May. Which really was my point! It is nothing to do with Toton, housing or anything else.

        It is to do with cold hard economic facts, which Soubry should recognise.

      • Cliff H says:

        Sorry Tom,
        I misunderstood you. I agree that the statement from Anna is primarily to divert attention from the main issue.
        Also, you are correct that if the location at Breaston was the best option why wasn’t it put forward initially?
        I’ve done a lot of research but have been unable to find anyone who agrees that Toton would be a good site ( not including MP’s and local councillors with vested interests of course)

  3. Howard Shakespeare says:

    HS2 at Toton would be a huge economic benefit to the whole of Nottingham and in particular to Toton. Residents would see the value of their homes soar just as has happened to every other location where High Speed rail creates a hub.
    Yet again Nick Palmer, Labour’s candidate, has shown just how out if touch he is with the needs of our area. He has stated that he would oppose the HS2 hub at Toton. So if he becomes elected, and gets his way, he will no doubt back Nottinghamshire rival, Breaston.
    Mr Palmer will cost our county jobs and opportunities if elected.

    • Joe Archer says:

      To be fair, he said he would oppose it “if we don’t get the assurances we need”. That’s a bit different from saying no outright.

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