Following a formal complaint to HS2 and discussions with the Minister, Nus Ghani, I have now been informed that copies of the consultation documents have been placed in Winsford Library. The documents will be available to view during the Library's usual opening hours until the consultations close, which currently remains 21 December 2018.
HS2 will now be holding an additional Public Information Event on Friday, 7 December 2018 from 15:00 - 19:00 hours at Winsford Lifestyle Centre, The Drumber, Winsford CW7 1AD. Further details are available in the attachment below.
I know that many constituents are worried that the length of the consultation documents and the timing of the information events means that they will struggle to properly respond to the consultations by the closure date of 21 December 2018. I have therefore asked both the Minister and the Secretary of State, Chris Grayling, to extend the closure date into the new year. I am currently awaiting their response.
In addition, to help constituents to respond to the consultation, I am preparing a consultation response document which will explain in a clear and simple format how to respond, what is in the consultation documents and what the main issues for Eddisbury are in the Working Draft Environmental Statement.
If you are interested in receiving a copy of my HS2 newsletter or the consultation response document once available, please e-mail Mark Bowman in my Westminster office on email@example.com.
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