LEP Chair welcomes the Prime Minister's announcement that HS2 will go ahead

"The confirmation that HS2 will be built in full is a very welcome step in helping to transform the North’s critical infrastructure," says Roger Marsh

Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement that HS2 will go ahead, Roger Marsh OBE DL, Chair of the NP11 Board and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, said:  

“The confirmation that HS2 will be built in full is a very welcome step in helping to transform the North’s critical infrastructure. HS2 is a major part of ongoing efforts to rebalance the national economy and will unlock further opportunities for the North to become a key driver for UK growth. 

“In particular we welcome the commitment to delivering the eastern leg, which is critical to ensuring the full benefits of the scheme are felt across the North. We understand the need to review how this is delivered and have made the point previously that one option is to build from the North.”

“The time for talking is over. We all have a stake in the successful delivery of an integrated, modern transport system, fit for 21st century Britain.  Now is the time for us all to pull together and get behind this transformative scheme to ensure that its benefits are felt in the towns across the North.”

The Prime minister's statement on transport infrastructure can be found on the gov.uk website (opens in new tab).