1. Government confirms HS2 rail route through Leicestershire

Jan 28, 2013 Full story: This Is Leicestershire 14

Today the Government has confirmed that a section of the route linking Birmingham to Leeds will cut through the county along the A42 corridor.

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Martin

UK

#1 Jan 29, 2013
I found out yesterday that my house in Measham will be very close to the planned route, possibly not within the 60m Compulsory purchase distance but certainly less than the 120m if the plans are accurate. I am very concerned about my houses value and also the draconian way this seems to be getting pushed through.

is there going to be a protest group or something as I think everybody in Measham will be negatively effected?
maxine

Loughborough, UK

#2 Jan 30, 2013
I am in the same position living in Ashby de la zouch- for years having to put up with the noise from the A42 now the prospect of deafening high speed trains, concrete landscapes, destruction of countryside and environment of the national forest. My homes value will be halved and probably unsellable, something that my husband and I have worked for over the last 20 years. As far as having quicker trains - we will have to drive to toton anyway to get on the hs2 which defeats the whole object. At the moment I don't think many people are aware of the effect this proposed route will have - hopefully as awareness is raised then we can start being heard
Chris

Cambridge, UK

#3 Jan 30, 2013
Well I live on Amersham way in Measham, the HS2 runs directly behind my house around 30m away! What concerns me is that at what point will we know what the government are going to do as I feel that my life will be put on hold. I will be unable to sell my house as the banks will not lend money to potential buyers as they wil feel the house is worthless. We need to complete a consultation form and have submitted by April to express our concerns, we have a huge list so far! As Martin has stated in a previous post if there is to be a protest group or some kind of committee the whole of Measham and surrounding areas need to get involved so we can all share our knowledge.
Koonari Jigassole

UK

#4 Jan 31, 2013
what is so wrong with a railway near your house? people in London pay Millions for houses quite near to tracks with 100mph trains on them. AND the houses were all built after the railway! and 500 yards as STREETS away , but now all these people want compo.
Sam

Cambridge, UK

#5 Jan 31, 2013
The thing is such people in London choose to live in areas surrounded by train tracks, this decision is totally out of our control, we had no choice! We moved here to be surrounded by the beautiful countryside giving our children a better life. We are not out to get money for nothing, we just want a fair price for our house on which we have a mortgage. Plus trains don't travel through London at 250 miles an hour sounding like a fighter jet! I take it you don't live next to the proposed line!
Maxine

Loughborough, UK

#6 Feb 1, 2013
I would be most interested in people who are in favour of the HS2 line and have just found out that the proposed route is to run right next to their house!?? I would suspect people who put posts up in support of the proposal are not in that position where their house is at risk that they have worked for for the last 20 years and their way of life threatened!!!
Maxine

Loughborough, UK

#7 Feb 1, 2013
I know there are a few groups online you can join to protest against the HS2 but I suspect a lot of people have not really taken it all in yet and what it's going to mean for them - hopefully a awareness is raised then groups will start taking shape. The village of packington just outside ashby de la zouch and all the ashby housing along the A42 for example is going to be absolutely devastated
Perfesser Jiveass

UK

#8 Feb 1, 2013
Sam wrote:
The thing is such people in London choose to live in areas surrounded by train tracks, this decision is totally out of our control, we had no choice! We moved here to be surrounded by the beautiful countryside giving our children a better life. We are not out to get money for nothing, we just want a fair price for our house on which we have a mortgage. Plus trains don't travel through London at 250 miles an hour sounding like a fighter jet! I take it you don't live next to the proposed line!
the trains in London travel at 90mph Ealing W5 and W13 as an example and actually shake the houses. What harm is a railway 500 YARDS away?
Sam

UK

#9 Feb 1, 2013
Perfesser Jiveass wrote:
<quoted text>the trains in London travel at 90mph Ealing W5 and W13 as an example and actually shake the houses. What harm is a railway 500 YARDS away?
Well, we live 48 metres away from the proposed line, which equates to around 52 yards! A bit less than 500 yards!!
Clare

UK

#10 Feb 3, 2013
I live in Appleby Magna - again very close to the proposed route. I would be very interested in joining an action group or setting one up if necessary. Does anyone know if one is already up and running?
Ronan the Imam

UK

#11 Feb 3, 2013
Sam wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, we live 48 metres away from the proposed line, which equates to around 52 yards! A bit less than 500 yards!!
I never said you didn't.

NIMBIES!!!!!
Ronan the Imam

UK

#12 Feb 3, 2013
Sam wrote:
The thing is such people in London choose to live in areas surrounded by train tracks, this decision is totally out of our control, we had no choice! We moved here to be surrounded by the beautiful countryside giving our children a better life. We are not out to get money for nothing, we just want a fair price for our house on which we have a mortgage. Plus trains don't travel through London at 250 miles an hour sounding like a fighter jet! I take it you don't live next to the proposed line!
trains in the UK don't go anywhere at 250 MPH. How will you be "surrounded" by train tracks? The track can only be on one side, the countryside will still be there.
rio

UK

#13 Feb 3, 2013
All these people should now seek is decent compensation and then move somewhere else, like many people did in similar conditions.

You cannot stop progress, or try to thwart what is in the general public interest.

God, I am wondering if there were so many NIMBies in Victorian time when they drew and built the rail network!
Maxine

Loughborough, UK

#14 Feb 3, 2013
Please can certain people refrain from using the word 'nimble' or what ever it is ? It is not helping the discussion. It is early days yet and because the gov have just released where the hs2 proposed route is to be there are a lot of people who have not studied the facts. I am all for progress obsolutely but the info the gov are churning out is not the full picture - there are lots of other plans to increase England's economy that would be cheaper and more beneficial to all than the hs2 - we do not need it we are china with big empty areas where a speed train like this would be beneficial. We do not have the manufacturing sites that china, America and other eu counties have to warrant high speed track. We need to take a different approach and review all the options rather than just going along with what the current gov tells us - to see whats best for everyone

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