This is an important MUST READ article from the Telegraph.
via How HS2 will tear up rural England – Telegraph.
Personally, I agree with Lord Mandelson that the business case should be revisited.
In my view, the whole business case, including cost benefit analysis, risk/mitigation analysis, and environmental impact needs to be subjected to to rigorous independent review and public debate. It’s not enough to leave the judgement to the politicians, the bureaucrats and their usual group of tame consultants.
Let me turn it around as an open question:
Should there be a moratorium on development of the HS2 until the business case and environmental impact has been independently reviewed, with proper public debate?