Campaigners: Don’t build HS2 railhead here!

Campaigners fighting plans for a ‘railhead’ near their town have unveiled an alternative scheme at a ‘superior’ site.

Stone Railhead Crisis Group (SRCG) fear HS2’s proposals for a construction hub on land near Yarnfield will create traffic chaos.

Now members are trying to convince HS2 Ltd they have identified a better location at Aldersey’s Rough close to Madeley and Keele.

They will meet with engineers this week to discuss the idea.

SRCG member Trevor Parkin said: “We believe the alternative is far superior in every way.

“We consider the railhead at Stone to be ill-conceived. This piece of land is far larger. It has the potential to provide a legacy.”

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