Response to the HS2 growth taskforce report
Leader of Birmingham City Council Sir Albert Bore said: “I welcome this report and am pleased that it recognises the on-going collaboration across central and local government as well as our partners.
“HS2 is an important step in rebalancing the country's economy and bringing investment into Birmingham and the wider region. Through the local growth fund deal and in partnership with the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership we have secured funding to develop a range of regeneration proposals to take this forward and deliver the transport connectivity required to link in the region and further maximise benefits.
“The Core Cities are working together to develop proposals that will bring improved connectivity to all the great cities of England as well as Wales and Scotland and improved East/West connections in the North and the Midlands. As the hub of the future high speed network, Birmingham has already been confirmed as the new home for the HS2 Construction company and we have already announced the creation of a regeneration company for the area around the new Curzon station. We welcome the government's decision to create a national regeneration company.”