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Leader of Camden Council, Sarah Hayward added:
David Cameron tweeted this morning his pledge to "fightback" on HS2 after a barrage of criticism cast doubt on the high-speed rail project's future.
The benefits of HS2 will outweigh "the sad decisions" needed to construct a rail link from London to the north, a transport minister has said.
Simon Burns accepted "some individuals, some houses" would be affected but looked to the success of HS1, which runs through Kent, as a good reason to push ahead with the controversial project.
Britain's transport system will become "clogged" without HS2 and suffer under swelling passenger numbers, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin will say in a speech later today.
HS2 will provide a £15 billion boost to the UK economy every year after it is built, the Government claims.
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin will argue the network will relived the pressure on Britain's transport system and insist the project will be completed within its £42.6 billion budget.
"The main reason we need HS2 is as a heart bypass for the clogged arteries of our transport system," McLoughlin will say.
Ministers are attempting to bolster support for the train link, which will connect London with Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester, after it came in for withering attacks from the influential Public Accounts Committee.
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The Prime Minister and Transport Secretary have launched what they refer to as a "fightback" over the HS2 high-speed rail project.