Further information has been revealed regarding the preferred route and strategy around HS2 in the North West.  It is a debate that will rage on for a long while yet and one that seems to split the nation.  We all know our national infrastructure needs improving but is this the right way to do it. 

Research figures seem to indicate that it will be hugely beneficial for Manchester but is this really the best way to deal with the long term issues of population growth, does it take into account how our cities will grow and how the existing housing shortfall will be delivered over the next 20 years.

If we are to truly exploit the talents of the nation and future generations, we need to do more than simply join up the big cities.