Farmers meet to discuss HS2

Farmers in Leicestershire affected by the HS2 route will meet today to discuss it's implications.

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Staffordshire farmers to discuss HS2

Farmers who could see a £32 billion high speed rail network carve up their businesses will meet in Stafford to discuss the latest proposals.

An NFU meeting will be held at Staffordshire County Showground today to discuss the next phase of HS2.

The Staffordshire Showground is presently on the recently disclosed route of PhaseTwo, with a major car park affected.

Last year the showground held 164 different events and atttacted more than half a million visitors.

"This will not benefit Staffordshire people as it will not stop in the town and I'd rather see this money used elsewhere for the county. I think it cuts our land in half and I think it will knock the barn conversions flat and the farmhouse as it cuts its way through. There will also be no access as the railway line is across our main driveway so the farm will be cut off anyway. If this goes ahead it means the end of us from a business point of view."

– Stafford farmer Richard Williams

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