Hundreds of new homes will be razed if new HS2 route is approved
HS2 train line could be redirected through housing estate in Mexborough, South Yorkshire, in bid to save £1bn
A new housing estate in South Yorkshire faces demolition after proposals to build the HS2 train line through part of the site.
Around 400 residents of the Shimmer housing estate in Mexborough received hand-delivered letters from HS2 Ltd on Thursday, informing them that the government would need to acquire “some or all” of their land if new proposals for the South Yorkshire route were approved.
Source: Guardian Transport