Residents speak out over ‘nonsense’ HS2 route plans for Doncaster
A number of people living on a Mexborough housing development that could be demolished to make way for a new HS2 line say they are worried the plans could leave them ‘much worse off’.
The concerns were raised at a meeting held at Mexborough Academy last night, that was organised by Mexborough First in response to the plans that were first announced on July 7.
If given the go-ahead, the proposed new route could see more than 200 homes demolished on the Shimmer Estate, which has been partially completed by developer, Strata.
HS2: South Yorkshire drop-in takes place for residents
HS2 representatives are running their first drop-in sessions in South Yorkshire since the proposed route of the line was significantly changed.
The new route saw a proposed station in Meadowhall scrapped in favour of a stop in Sheffield city centre.
A new housing estate in Mexborough could be bulldozed under the changes, and a public meeting was held on Monday night in opposition to the plans.
The drop-in at Mexborough Resource Centre runs between 12:00-19:00 BST.