cutting_edge_imagesA Sheffield City Council spokesperson said: “The Secretary of State has endorsed the recommendation that a city centre HS2 link is the best solution for the Sheffield City Region but we appreciate that he now needs to consult on these plans.

“Numerous studies demonstrate that stations located in city centres drive more jobs and growth, as the Government’s own figures show, and we know that this will bring much bigger economic benefits not just to Sheffield but to the whole city region.

“We also believe a city centre location is essential for the development of future HS3 connectivity between cities in the north.”