‘Plan B’ needed for local economy if HS2 derails

Borough chiefs have been urged to have a plan B for Cheshire East’s economy in case the next prime minister pulls the plug on the controversial HS2, whose costs were recently branded as out of control by a House of Lords committee.
Cheshire East Council is working on an economic strategy for the next five years, setting out an ambition to create 6,200 jobs and grow the local economy by at least £15.9bn per year, based on HS2 being built and a Crewe hub being part of it.

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