The Chairman of HS2 Ltd, Sir David Higgins, attended the East Midlands HS2 Strategic Board in Nottingham today, and has confirmed that after much deliberation, the Breaston location will no longer be considered and that HS2 Ltd is now focussed exclusively on the Toton location.
Whilst there is remaining assurance work to do on Toton, the proposal will be taken to the HS2 Board and will form part of the wider advice to Ministers who will then make the final route decision.
“The announcement is fantastic news for not only Toton, but for the entire constituency. HS2 will bring commercial development, jobs and growth to the area.”
“It is vital that we now work with HS2 Ltd to optimise the Toton location and meet the region’s aspirations for growth and connectivity.”