Gavin urges constituents to respond to second WMI consultation

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, is urging constituents to respond to the second consultation against the West Midlands Rail Freight Hub which will begin next week.

The second stage of consultation will run from Wednesday 5 July 2017 to Wednesday 30 August 2017. Stage 2 Consultation will also include detailed information about the proposed scheme and is ‘statutory’ consultation that fulfils the requirements of the Planning Act 2008.

Feedback can be sent through a number of channels including an Online Feedback Form on the project website Feedback can also be emailed to or posted via freepost to the address “FREEPOST WMI”

In April, Gavin hosted over 200 volunteers to a campaign evening to distribute 3,000 pieces of campaign literature to affected residents across the villages of Brewood, Coven, Coven Heath, Calf Heath, Hatherton and Four Ashes.

Commenting on the announcement of the second consultation dates Gavin said: “I would urge every resident who has contacted me or is affected by the building of the West Midlands Interchange Rail Freight Hub at Four Ashes to respond to this second consultation.

“So far I have seen such determination of residents to fights against these monstrous proposals which completely disregards the importance of our green belt land. We can only make a difference if we get actively involved and ensure those who want to destroy 618 acres of our land hear our voices loud and clear.”

The Statement of Community Consultation is also available at the following locations:

Brewood Library – Newport Street, Brewood, Stafford, ST19 9DT

  • Tuesday: 9am-1pm and 2-7pm
  • Wednesday to Friday: 9am-1pm and 2-5pm
  • Saturday: 9.30am-1pm

Penkridge Library – Bellbrook, Stafford, ST19 5DL

  • Monday: 2-6pm
  • Tuesday: 2-7pm
  • Wednesday: 10am-1pm and 2-5pm
  • Thursday: 2-5.30pm
  • Friday: 10am-1pm and 2-5pm
  • Saturday: 9.30am-1pm

South Staffordshire Council – Wolverhampton Road, Codsall WV8 1PX

  • Monday to Friday: 8.45am-5pm