South Yorkshire estate 'in the way' of HS2 route faces more uncertainty

South Yorkshire estate 'in the way' of HS2 route faces more uncertainty

As government consultation on alternative routes may yet save Shimmer estate, residents bemoan lack of communication

After four months of waiting, residents of the newly built Shimmer housing estate in Mexborough are facing yet more uncertainty about the fate of their new homes.

In July, 400 residents received a letter from HS2 Ltd informing them that the government would need to acquire “some or all” of their properties if proposals for the high speed rail route through South Yorkshire were approved.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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