The Campaign to Protect Rural England has raised concerns over an an extension to the HS2 rail link.
Ralph Smyth, Senior Transport Campaigner, CPRE said: “20 years ago, most people would never have believed rail use could double by 2012. "We can certainly welcome the Government's level of ambition.
“CPRE will be holding the Government to account against our five tests for sustainable high speed rail.
"In particular, CPRE county branches that are directly affected by the chosen route will want to consider whether there are better alternative routes or approaches to growing the rail network.
"We hope communities directly affected by phase 2 of HS2 can have greater opportunities to influence the proposals than has been the case for phase 1 .”
More top news
Essex Police say pictures of boys undressing have been discovered in the home of a teacher who's been found dead.
Organisations are calling for the release of Chinese sky lanterns to be banned due to the risk they pose to wildlife and habitats.
Two kittens are looking for a new home after being dumped in a Hampshire car park.