High Speed 2 (HS2) 


High Speed 2 (HS2) was a proposed new high speed railway to run from London to Birmingham and on to Leeds, and from London to Crewe and on to Manchester.

HS2 was to be built in phases:

HS2 would have had a profound affect on our Parish and the Parish Council had been liaising closely with Cheshire East Council and with HS2 to address areas of concern.

However, on 4 October 2023 the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, announced that only Phase 1 (the London to Birmingham section) of HS2 would go ahead.

Phases 2a and 2b of the project (the 'Northern' leg) have been cancelled.

We await further information.