Government opens consultation on HS2 – M18 route

hs2 protest

Despite the objections of local residents, the council and our MP, this week the government announced that it is proceeding to formal consultation on HS2 Ltd’s plan to run the train line through South Yorkshire along the M18, with a potential spur from the main line into central Sheffield. This move towards the second-rate HS2 plan for Rotherham is very disappointing, and the council and John Healey MP have committed to continue to press for the earlier route via Meadowhall.

However, if like us you’re opposed to this route, now is the time to make your views known to the government before they make a final decision next year. You can take part in the formal consultation online by clicking here.

At the same time, the government is separately consulting on the compensation available to property owners affected by the development. If you wish, you can also take part in this consultation by clicking here.

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