Articles: October 2016

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Department for Transport : obdurate, evasive and undemocratic

1 October 2016

Attempts to engage in dialogue with the Department for Transport over HS2 are being met with obduracy and evasion and give the impression that any commitment to democratic involvement has been abandoned.  The report of an expert workshop calling for a pause to review the project [see 23 May 2016] has been ignored, and subsequent correspondence has yielded nothing more than 'boilerplate' responses.  This should cause great concern, given the scale of the project, the breadth and depth of critiques and the danger that pressing ahead will add to perceptions of an arrogant metropolitan clique spending money on schemes irrelevant to most people across Britain.

The correspondence so far  > 
Correspondence with DfT.pdf
 

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