HS2 reveals number of homes and businesses to be demolished in South Yorkshire

HS2 bosses say their controversial plans for a new route through South Yorkshire will result in 43 homes and businesses being demolished – just one-third of the number of the original Meadowhall route.

Much of the concern of the new route has centred around the 212-home Shimmer estate in Mexborough which is directly on the line. But HS2 bosses say they estimate only 16 homes on the estate will need to be knocked down.

But campaigners say those living close to the new route will still leave their homes – leaving thriving estates as empty as after a ‘nuclear bomb’.

Read on… http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/hs2-reveals-number-of-homes-and-businesses-to-be-demolished-in-south-yorkshire-1-8247249

See also: The battle over HS2

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