HS2 have blatantly lied to us: Anger as demolition numbers for newly-built housing estate treble

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The Shimmer Estate in Mexborough has become emblematic of the controversy surrounding HS2, with the newly-built estate directly in its path. Some residents have already moved on but others are determined to stay put – despite the estimated number of … Continue reading

HS2 coming to town again – consultation events planned over Rotherham route

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HS2 IS launching another charm offensive with a wave of consultation events in Rotherham after unveiling fresh plans which have enraged protesters. The high-speed link team will be in Aston, Hellaby and Mexborough at the end of this month and … Continue reading

HS2 -Working Draft Environmental Statement

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Councillors’ anger as HS2 demolition toll rises in Mexborough EVEN more Mexborough homes are in line for demolition under HS2 than previously planned, according to new documents which have outraged the town’s councillors. Earlier plans showed 19 houses near the … Continue reading

HS2 “misleading public” over Mexborough home demolitions

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RAIL bosses have been accused of failing to reveal the whole truth on the number of homes that will be demolished to make way for the HS2 rail link. The Department for Transport said in its formal decision report about … Continue reading

Work on Doncaster estate facing demolition to make way for HS2 line will be completed

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Work to finish partially built houses on a Doncaster housing estate that could be demolished to make way for a new HS2 route will be completed, it was announced today. A report from Sir David Higgins was published last month, … Continue reading

Mexborough & Dearne Valley opposition to HS2

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Front page of the July 21st edition of the Dearne Valley Weekender comes news of the opposition to the proposed new route through South Yorkshire of HS2, this time the Mexborough and Dearne Valley: News of other groups further up … Continue reading