The leader of Derby City Council, Paul Bayliss, is pleased that HS2 will benefit the city, but disappointed by its location in Toton.
We are delighted that the Secretary of State for Transport has published this consultation document, and particularly pleased that he is proposing a route and station location that will serve Derby.
The choice of Toton is very disappointing because we had undertaken a detailed study of the economic benefits to the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire area of the two alternative station locations.
The two counties would derive greater benefits from a station at Derby. This is in terms of job and wealth creation, sustainable transport and improved services for businesses travelling to and from London.
An influential group of MPs says the DfT has failed to present 'a convincing strategic case' for HS2.
Campaigners say they hope to put plans for HS2 through the Midlands back to square one as they prepare to go to the High Court tomorrow.
Campaigners from HS2 Action Alliance are heading to London tomorrow to take on the Government at the Court of Appeal.