The plans have caused much controversy, largely from those living in the affected surrounding areas in Stafford, Lichfield and Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Concerns about the damaging effects the plans will have on the local wildlife sites have prompted a campaign from the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust in order to try to curb the damage.
However, supporters of HS2 are hopeful about the boost that the routes through Staffordshire will bring to the local economy and the ease for commuters in the area.
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