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HS2 phase 2b lumberjacks On 11 October, HS2 Ltd published the working draft environmental statement and equality impact assessment for phase 2b of its proposed high speed railway.

Responding to the publication of the draft environmental statement for phase 2b, Woodland Trust ecologist Luci Ryan said: “We were braced for bad news but this is far worse than we were expecting. At least 19 ancient woods will be lost, almost double our estimate. This is significant permanent loss and the figure is only going to go up as HS2’s review of woods not listed on the Ancient Woodland Inventory progresses.”

Even before the publication of the environmental draft, it was clear that the negative impacts of building phase 2b would be far-reaching and wide-ranging.

[HS2: Jobs, wildlife and mental health will all suffer, says report, West Bridgford Wire, 11 Oct 2018]

A report by HS2 has found:

1,000 jobs would be lost or displaced

91 percent of the wildlife on the Toton Sidings site would be completely destroyed by the construction of high speed line.

It is clear that HS2 would damage the natural environmentA52 would need to be moved 25 metres to the south, with roadwork taking two years, it was also revealed.

In Ratcliffe on Soar, Toton, Stapleford and Long Eaton, 183 houses, 52 commercial properties and 18 other buildings would have to be demolished.

The scale of the construction could adversely affect the health and wellbeing of residents, and people’s mental health in the area, the report found.
[…]
Leonie Dubois, HS2’s head of consultation and engagement, said: “HS2 is coming to the East Midlands and the region will reap significant benefits as a result.”
[…]
Councillor Jon Collins, leader of Nottingham City Council and chairman of the East Midlands HS2 Strategic Board, said: “The public consultation launched by HS2 Ltd today (October 11) is an important stage in the development of the project, and we want to make sure that the concerns of local people are heard.”

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Written by beleben

October 12, 2018 at 3:28 pm

Posted in High speed rail, HS2

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  1. Around Nottingham, Collins is known as DoomLord, after the character from the eighties’ Eagle comic.
    Separated at birth? Collins.DoomLord.

    Mike

    October 13, 2018 at 11:31 pm


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