Team from HS2 heads to Yorkshire
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Teams from HS2 Ltd will be visiting South Yorkshire to talk to people about how the design of Britain’s new high speed railway is progressing.
Three community information events will be held in South Yorkshire in June, with a further three in nearby Chesterfield, as part of a wider engagement programme along the entire route between the West Midlands and Leeds, and Crewe and Manchester.
The Government confirmed its preferred route for Phase 2b of the High Speed Two (HS2) railway in July 2017.
HS2 Ltd says it has spent the last ten months progressing its early design and construction proposals.
HS2’s Phase Two director, Paul Griffiths said: “The benefits that HS2 will deliver are significant and should not be underestimated. The new railway will play a crucial role in rebalancing Britain’s economy; driving business growth, creating jobs and securing investment right across the country.
“Understandably, people have questions and concerns about the construction and operation of the railway, and how it will affect them. These events present an ideal opportunity to talk to us about the project and find out more information.”
At the events, HS2 representatives will be on hand to answer questions about a range of topics including engineering plans, environmental mitigation, and the impacts on land and property. Members of the public are encouraged to attend so they can review the plans and talk to the team about the emerging designs and understand what this means for them.
A public consultation on HS2 Ltd’s draft environmental statement and proposals to minimise the railway’s potential impacts will be held later this year.
Construction is not expected to start on Phase 2b until 2023.
|Tuesday 5 June||14:00 – 20:00||Aston||Best Western Aston Hall Hotel, Worksop Road, Sheffield S26 2EE|
|Tuesday 12 June||12:00 – 17:00||Rotherham||Hellaby Hall Hotel, Old Hellaby Lane, Rotherham, S66 8EX|
|Tuesday 19 June||14:00 – 20:00||Mexborough||Mexborough Business Centre, College Road, Mexborough S64 9JP|
Events nearby in Chesterfield
|Monday 11 June||14:00 – 20:00||Chesterfield||The Speedwell Rooms, Inkersall Road, Chesterfield, S43 3JL|
|Saturday 23 June||12:00 – 17:00||Bolsover||Bainbridge Hall, Carr Vale Road, Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6JD|
|Monday 25 June||14:00 – 20:00||Clay Cross||Sharley Park Leisure Centre, Market Street, Clay Cross, Chesterfield, S45 9LX|