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Leeds City Council leader responds to HS2 Phase 2b route consultation launch

Leeds City Council Leader Councillor Judith Blake has responded to today's confirmation in Parliament of the launch of consultations on the Phase 2b route that will bring HS2 high speed rail into Leeds.

She said:

“HS2 will be transformational for Leeds and the region. It will bring many thousands of jobs: not just during construction as Birmingham is already proving, but alongside our growth strategy it will deliver enormous economic benefits, huge improvements in connectivity and significant further numbers of future jobs locally.

“It is imperative however that HS2 is planned and delivered in a way that maximises its potential for Leeds while minimising its disruption to the city. This is an extremely important opportunity for people living near to the planned route or indeed anyone who is interested to have their say on the emerging plans and I would urge them to do so to help HS2 Ltd get it right.”

Further information about the consultations can be found on HS2's website here