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Mar 24, 2017
Category: Media Coverage

Villages such as Measham to become 'meat in noisy sandwich' over HS2 high speed rail link


A campaign group fighting against proposals to controversially reroute a high speed rail link around North West Leicestershire has submitted 24 pages detailing its objections. MAPA HS2 Action Group has submitted its extensive case detailing why the Secretary of State for Transport should reject the proposed re-routing of HS2 around the east of Measham and Appleby Magna.

The controversial new line will cost at least £56 billion, and will run through North West Leicestershire as it heads from Birmingham to Leeds. It had originally been planned to run the line west of the village, but the Government has now altered it to go to the east.

The group's 24-page document highlights the reasons why they claim this route has a greater effect on the communities and the environment, than the previously proposed route. This includes the possible effects on jobs, claiming that business premises could be demolished under the new route plans.

Hundreds of people turned out to officially form a group to protest against the new route of High Speed 2

The campaigners also claim people living in Appleby Magna and Measham would be "the meat in a noisy sandwich", exposed to the peaks of high volumes of noise caused by HS2 trains passing about every three minutes, from 6am to 12pm.

The group is also concerned about the effect the route will have on the River Mease Special Area of Conservation and the restoration of the Ashby Canal through Measham, claiming that boaters will be presented with a far from relaxing approach to Measham along the canal.

A copy of MAPA's set of objections can be downloaded from the MAPA HS2 Action Group website at www.mapahs2action.org.uk

 

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