HS2 draft environmental statement for Bramley published

HS2 Ltd have published more information about the likely impact of the development on our area in the form of a Draft Environmental Statement.

You can find the full 226 page document as a PDF (6 MB) by clicking here and supporting 88 page “map book” (59MB PDF) by clicking here.

In the document, HS2 continue to assert that there will be only a small number of property demolitions required in our area – they say two commercial properties and five other buildings between Bramley and Ulley. The report also sets out in more detail some of the things previously reported, including changes to numerous footpaths in the Wickersley / Bramley area, alterations to the far end of Morthern Road and the extension of the M18 roundabout to make space for the railway.

It reports requirements for significant amounts of work to take place to provide embankment and “cutting” to put the line on a more level surface, as well as “accoustic screening” to reduce the noise impact on the area.

Large “satellite compounds” are planned for building works, perhaps most notably on the fields between Bramley Grange and the M18, but also (outside our ward) off Slacks Lane, and towards the far end of Morthern Road. A significant area of land between the M18 and Hellaby Industrial Estate is planned to be a “temporary material stockpile”.

And for the first time, HS2 have provided details of how long and when they think the works will take place; in Bramley this covers nearly five years between the last quarter of 2024 and the end of 2029.

There is the oportunity to ask questions and put points to HS2 at Hellaby Hall on Tuesday 30th October any time between 2pm and 8pm (click here for info about this on the HS2 website).

We continue to oppose the proposed route, which will clearly have a substantial adverse impact on our area without bringing any of the economic and transport benefits that other areas will enjoy.

UPDATE: You can comment on the draft documents as part of the consultation online by going to https://ipsos.uk/environment2bp. We also have a small number of hard copies of the consultation documents available.

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