High-speed route going on display at Ashby Town Council offices
A town council is putting maps showing the proposed route of the Government's controversial high-speed rail line on public display.
Ashby Town Council has obtained wall maps outlining the route of the proposed HS2 rail line, announced by the Government last week.
The 116-mile HS2 rail line route from Birmingham to Leeds will cut through a swathe of Leicestershire.
The £32 billion project, although not likely to be completed until 2032, has caused concern for people living in Ashby and the surrounding area.
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The plans will be on show at the town council office in Legion House, South Street, from 9am and 1pm, Monday to Friday, or can be viewed by prior arrangement with the town clerk.
Councillor John Coxon, leader of the council, said: '"Understandably, the announcement of the proposed route has caused some disquiet in the town and I appreciate people's concerns on this matter.
"However, construction of the proposed route is not due to be completed for another 20 years.''
He believed that a lot could change before it was actually built.
For details, call town clerk Jack Fargher on 01530 416961, or visit: