South Yorkshire HS2 decision based on incomplete data

South Yorkshire HS2 decision based on incomplete data

HS2 Ltd admits it proposed new route without completing assessment of resulting demolition or noise pollution

The new HS2 rail route through South Yorkshire was proposed without full consideration of noise pollution or mass housing demolition, the company behind the high-speed link has admitted.

HS2 Ltd, which is responsible for the development and delivery of the UK’s HS2 network, altered its planned route through the region in July. Following lobbying from Sheffield politicians, HS2 Ltd recommended that the service be run through the city’s main railway station instead of the Meadowhall shopping centre, resulting in the demolition of a £30m estate of 212 family homes in Mexborough, between Rotherham and Doncaster.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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