Comment: Centre for Cities on the 'Great HS2 debate'


By Ben Harrison, director of partnerships at Centre for Cities.

The debate surrounding whether to go ahead with High Speed Two (HS2) – the proposed new rail connection between London and Birmingham, which will then be extended to Leeds and Manchester – has been characterised by claim and counter claim, study and counter study, as to the true nature of the economic benefits and environmental damage it could produce or inflict.

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