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Since the announcement of HS2 our area has been blighted, with many house prices tumbling and the property market slowing dramatically leaving many unable to move or sell. Furthermore, the exceptional hardship scheme and the compensation scheme proposed for those affected by the route are woefully inadequate and haven’t eased the situation at all. If and when HS2 is operational it is possible train movements will be 24×7, will include overnight maintenance work and may also include freight services in the future.

Since David Higgins took charge of HS2 Ltd and through the efforts or our MP and SOWHAT, we’ve seen a commitment to re-evaluate the station location and route into Leeds. We believe a more direct tunnelled route, or a route largely following the existing transport corridors would be cost neutral in comparison to the complex viaduct construction originally proposed. Sir David Higgins also favours an integrated station in Leeds.

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HS2 Response to route consultation FINAL
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Welcome to SOWHAT, the Swillington, Oulton, Woodlesford, HS2, Action Together group.

One voice to protect your community, your local business, your local schools, your environment and natural wildlife. Say NO to HS2, it may not be on your doorstep but it will impact on your lives.

SO WHAT about the environment ?
SO WHAT about fair compensation ?
SO WHAT about the freedom to choose where I live ?
SO WHAT about the business case ?
SO WHAT about train capacity for the next 20 years ?

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