Residents show how they fear HS2 will tear through their Doncaster fields

Battling residents took to the road near a Doncaster village to show their village how HS2 will tear through their fields.

Under plans to build the high speed rail route, a 20m high embankment would be built next to the village.

It would be over 100m wide. And on top of that, there would be gantries for the train’s overhead electric power source.

Members of Barnburgh and Harlington against HS2 Action Group placed signposts to depict where the embankment would start and stop, and planned to release balloons to show how high it would be. But high winds made that difficult for them on the day.

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