"HS2 East is a game changer for the Leeds City Region and will provide a wealth of opportunities for generations to come", says Roger Marsh OBE, Chair of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and member of the HS2 Growth Taskforce, a group set up to advise the government on how to maximise the return from the investment in HS2.
"Providing businesses and residents with the 21st century transport infrastructure to connect people to jobs and goods to markets seamlessly, will be transformational for the growth of the regional and national economy.
The HS2 Growth Taskforce report ‘High Speed 2: get ready’ acknowledges that HS2 should be at the heart of an effective transport network which spreads the economic benefits of the project as widely as possible between our city regions. This is already central to our regional economic plans as we are confident HS2 will be a catalyst, not just for better connectivity between the UK’s major city regions, but also for investment in our local transport network, helping unleash our untapped growth and drive us towards creating a northern economic powerhouse.
I continue to support this important initiative to ensure we exploit all future job and investment opportunities."