The South Yorkshire estate hoping to stop HS2 in its tracks

In the last of our two part series focusing on the impact of HS2, we speak to residents on the Mexborough estate that could be demolished. Chris Bond reports.

Six months ago life was sailing on as normal for residents on the Shimmer estate on the outskirts of Mexborough.

The stylish new townhouses in this upscale Dearne Valley estate were very much in demand – after all, who wouldn’t be tempted by the leafy canalside location.

But in July the lives of residents on the estate, made up of more than 200 homes, were turned upside down when they received a letter from HS2 Ltd – the government organisation behind the controversial high speed rail project – informing them that their homes could be demolished to make way for a new route through South Yorkshire.

Read on…

First call: HS2 Public Meeting on 11 January 2017 at 7.00pm in Bramley Village Hall.


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