More than 1,000 jobs will be lost and wildlife de­stroyed

Derby Telegraph - - NEWS -

would be fit­ted to the viaduct.

De­spite the sound walls, the day­time noise lev­els from the rail­way in parts of Long Ea­ton, To­ton and Sta­ple­ford may ex­ceed the thresh­old set in the noise in­su­la­tion reg­u­la­tions, ac­cord­ing to the re­port.

Around 4,000 car park­ing spa­ces would be needed and be built to the east and west of the To­ton sta­tion.

The re­port also says there would be a sig­nif­i­cant im­pact on traf­fic in the area. It says that con­struc­tion of the rail­way around Long Ea­ton would lead to in­creased con­ges­tion on the M1, A52, A453, A6005, B5010 and B6002, as well as other lo­cal roads.

There would also be an in­crease in air pol­lu­tion from the con­ges­tion caused, as well as the heavy con­struc­tion ma­chin­ery op­er­at­ing.

The re­port says: “Con­struc­tion ac­tiv­ity could also af­fect lo­cal air qual­ity through the ad­di­tional traf­fic gen­er­ated on lo­cal roads as a re­sult of con­struc­tion ve­hi­cles and through changes to traf­fic pat­terns aris­ing from tem­po­rary road di­ver­sions and re­align­ments.”

How the new high­speed trains will look

THE re­port has found that more than 1,000 jobs would be lost or dis­placed, and 91% of the wildlife on To­ton Sid­ings site would be de­stroyed by the con­struc­tion of the high-speed line.A stretch of the A52, near To­ton Lane, would need to be moved 25 me­tres south, with road­works tak­ing two years, ac­cord­ing to the re­port. The scale of the con­struc­tion could also ad­versely af­fect the health and well­be­ing of res­i­dents in the area and an ex­ten­sion of Not­ting­ham’s tram net­work to the sta­tion would be fac­tored in.“Ve­hic­u­lar ac­cess (to the To­ton Sta­tion) would be pro­vided from the A52 Brian Clough Way and al­lowance for a cor­ri­dor for a fu­ture ex­ten­sion of the Not­ting­ham Ex­press Tran­sit tram­line on the east side of the sta­tion.”The build­ing work around Long Ea­ton, Sta­ple­ford and To­ton would last eight years, from 2025 to 2033, and the Long Ea­ton viaduct would be even larger than pre­vi­ously planned – 19 me­tres rather than 17.Four me­tre tall sound bar­ri­ers The marker bal­loon in­di­cates the pro­posed height of the top of HS2 noise bar­rier.

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