Hillingdon Council has unanimously voted to continue its support to the fight against HS2.
Councillors used the monthly full council meeting on Thursday, September 12, to pledge not to give in to the government’s plans.
West Ruislip Conservative councillor John Riley put forward a motion stating that the council ‘reaffirms the commitment to continue to put local people first by providing ongoing financial and practical support to the Hillingdon Against HS2 Group and the 51M Group of councils.’
The motion was backed by all councillors.
Leader of the council, Ray Puddifoot, said: “MPs need to face up to the reality of life.
“By the government’s own findings this will cost every family in this country around £3,000.
“Our residents are doing a sterling job and they can go away assured that we can beat this.”
Councillor Richard Barnes (Con, Harefield) said: “This will devastate Harefield.
“The building of HS2 will start in Harefield, that is what they plan.
“Getting to and from the village will become near impossible.”