Work on Doncaster estate facing demolition to make way for HS2 line will be completed

Work to finish partially built houses on a Doncaster housing estate that could be demolished to make way for a new HS2 route will be completed, it was announced today.

A report from Sir David Higgins was published last month, recommending that the HS2 line should be re-routed through Doncaster, leading to the potential demolition of 200 houses on the Shimmer Estate in Mexborough.

After the announcement, residents at the development were given letters informing them that their land ‘may need to be purchased’ by the Government.

Read on… http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/work-on-doncaster-estate-facing-demolition-to-make-way-for-hs2-line-will-be-completed-1-8064320

2 thoughts on “Work on Doncaster estate facing demolition to make way for HS2 line will be completed

  1. Looks like HS2 are paying Strata (Mexborough Building firm Weavers & Sons) to complete so they (and their contractors) lose nothing. The remaining houses (and any unsold) we can presume, will be turned over as Social Housing.

    These will generate rents for DMBC or the relevant Social Housing Provider as they will be unsaleable but put to ‘use’

    This arrangement does not consider the burden of worry upon the people on this estate and beyond who will be filled with worry for years to and with spiralling depreciation of their homes.
    HS2 will pay them what they paid plus 10% for compensation. Absolutely appalling.

    HS2 is a white elephant and Sheffield council should be ashamed of themselves for foisting this misery upon so many at a moment’s notice.

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  2. ” Sheffield council should be ashamed of themselves”.
    So should Doncaster Council for agreeing to this without any resistance to the plan or reassurance and help to the homeowners.

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