Residents speak out over ‘nonsense’ HS2 route plans for Doncaster

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.

Read on… http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/residents-speak-out-over-nonsense-hs2-route-plans-for-doncaster-1-8021576

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.

Read on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-36833443

See also: New HS2 plans for South Yorkshire recommended

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