HS2 compensation package branded an “insult”

A £30,000 compensation offer to residents in the line of a controversial link was comdemned as an “insult” this week as concerns were raised that it could spark claims of preferential treatment.

Residents on the Shimmer estate in Mexborough have been offered a payment by the Department of Transport (DfT) and HS2 if they choose to stay while the proposed railway line is built yards from their doors.

But the move was branded a “farce” by Shimmer resident Rachel Ridler, who feared it would provoke bad feeling in other areas where the cash is not being offered.

Read on… http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/view,hs2-compensation-package-branded-an-insult_23092.htm

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