The deadline for petitions against HS2 is speeding ever closer and campaigners are urging those who haven’t had their say to put pen to paper.
Parliament will be accepting submissions until 2pm on Friday, May 23, and must be hand-delivered either by the petitioner, their agent or their MP.
Those who are directly affected by the £50bn project have the right to petition, but given the scheme’s huge cost to the taxpayer, this could potentially include anyone in the country.
Chair of Stop HS2 campaign group Penny Gaines said: “It’s really important that anyone affected by HS2 petitions Parliament. They have been saying for the last four years that people affected should petition, and now you have until May 23 to do so.
“If you don’t petition, you won’t get the changes you want. There are valid reasons for doing this, to get local mitigation and to demonstrate the numbers of people affected.
“So it is really important that as many individuals and groups as possible petition.”
To submit a petition costs £20, and guidelines on how to do so can be found here.