Today is the final day for the public to have their say on the HS2 rail link connecting Manchester to the south.
There has been strong opposition to the plans along parts of the route. Since the consultation opened on 17 July last year HS2 Ltd has held more than 37 public information events all along the line of the proposed route. Head of consultation Farahnaz Ashouri said:
"I very much encourage people to have their say on the proposed route of the new high speed line that will connect up Leeds and Manchester to Birmingham. It is vitally important that we get their local knowledge.
People can respond to the consultation here.
Once the consultation closes on 31 January, the independent report on the responses will be submitted to the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin. He will then announce the government's decision on the Phase Two route towards the end of the year.
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