Campaign Chair welcomes “momentous decision” to scrap HS2 Golborne Link


THE Chair of the Culcheth & District Rail Group (CADRAG) has welcomed the “momentous decision” to scrap the controversial HS2 Golborne Link and thanked those who have supported the campaign that started in 2013.

Frank Allen, Chair of CADRAG, who helped set up the campaign group opposing the HS2 Golborne Link, said: “The news that the Golborne Link is to be removed from the HS2 Hybrid Bill currently before Parliament is very welcome indeed.

“The local community has been campaigning for this since 2013 and many people’s lives have been affected by the proposal and its impact. To see the announcement that it will be removed from the plans will be a huge relief to a large number of local people.

“As Chair of CADRAG, I have been involved in the campaign from the outset and I would like to thank the wonderful local people who have supported CADRAG in all sorts of ways, in helping with the campaign, delivering leaflets, raising money, collecting signatures, writing to MPs, and responding to consultations, over the nine years this has taken.

“The campaign has been well supported by our local MPs and Councillors and they deserve special thanks for their efforts, in many cases over a number of years. Thank you also to the dedicated CADRAG committee members who have also provided a huge amount of effort and encouragement over that time. And of course many thanks for the ongoing support we have had from “Culcheth Life” and ‘Warrington-Worldwide’.

“We do need to remain alert as the Golborne Link may be removed from the current plans but we do not yet know what alternative will be proposed.

“However, I hope we can all at least breathe a sigh of relief and relax following this momentous decision.”

Controversial HS2 Golborne Link set to be scrapped


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