New housing estate will be bulldozed to make way for HS2
RESIDENTS living in a new housing development in Yorkshire have been told their homes will be bulldozed under the final plans for the HS2 route.
Ministers have officially confirmed the line will go through South Yorkshire after scrapping a proposed station in Meadowhall, Sheffield, in favour of a stop in that city’s centre.
Some home owners found out about the high speed railway plans just weeks after moving on to the Shimmer estate in Mexborough, which was established in 2012. The Department for Transport confirmed 16 properties would be demolished on the estate. Residents in the properties, which are worth between £99,995 and £190,000, were left “angry and distressed” last night in the wake of the announcement.
HS2 claims the new route will affect fewer homes overall, save more than £1billion, and enable people to travel to London from Sheffield in 79 minutes instead of the 120 minutes it takes now.