New reports show environmental impact of HS2 in Rotherham

New sustainability statements published as the Government backs its preferred route for the HS2 project in the North warn of the visual and noise impacts on Rotherham communities.

The use of high embankments and viaducts as trains between London and Leeds travel at over 223 mph, are set to cause issues for areas such as Aston, Brampton-en-le–Morthen and Thurcroft.

The Government has said that, in line with the Sir David Higgins route proposals, it proposes that “HS2 should serve Sheffield with a connection to the existing station with the main route be moved further east.” This would involved a spur off the main HS2 route which would then go East of Rotherham straight to Leeds, replacing initial proposals for a through route stopping at Meadowhall. Consultation is taking place before a final decision is made next year.

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See also: The battle over HS2

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