Prime Minister Theresa May has written to Midlands Connect Chairman Sir John Peace to reaffirm the government’s commitment to delivering the whole of HS2 Phase Two, in response to a landmark letter from leaders in the Midlands and the north, calling for assurances that the UK’s first intercity high speed railway will be completed in its entirety.
In January, more than 40 prominent figures signed an open letter in urging party leaders to offer their unwavering support to the project, explaining it is the only way to ensure the country benefits fully from a once-in-a-generation opportunity to drive regional economic growth and rebalance the economy.
In her written response to Midlands Connect and Midlands Engine chairman Sir John Peace, the Prime Minister said:
“I welcome your continued support for HS2, and recognise the extent to which the benefits of the scheme are already being felt.
“I would like to take this opportunity to assure you that the Government remains committed to delivering the whole of HS2 Phase 2 and will continue to work closely with you to ensure that the project meets your aspirations for growth and regeneration.”
Letter from Prime Minister reaffirms government commitment to HS2