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HS2 project: 'Wrong to castigate locals'


MPs on the transport select committee have come out in support of the government's plans to build a high speed rail network between Manchester and London but are questioning its costs and environmental issues.

The Today programme's Nicola Stanbridge is in Kenilworth in Warwickshire hearing the concerns of a farmer who lives near to where the proposed line would run.

And the committee's chair, Louise Ellman, explains that the government needs to look into the concerns expressed by the locals affected by the construction of the high speed rail.

However, she does believe that the project makes "financial sense".

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