What areas will be affected by HS2?

What areas will be affected by HS2?

The new HS2 high speed line will provide fast, frequent and reliable connections between 8 out of Britain’s 10 largest cities and their regions: Birmingham, London, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

What will be destroyed by HS2?

HS2 says that 0.29 sq km of ancient woodland, or 29 hectares, will be lost between London and Crewe, the equivalent of 80 football pitches, but they are planting seven million trees along a green corridor that will encompass an area equating to the size of 4,600 football pitches.

Where will HS2 trains stop?

Three phases of development Stations affected will be Birmingham Curzon, London Euston, Old Oak Common, Oxenholme, Penrith and Stafford.

How many people have lost their homes due to HS2?

Almost 900 homes, 1,000 businesses and around 60 “irreplaceable” ancient woodlands will be destroyed by the construction of the HS2 railway, according to the company behind the project.

Will HS2 devalue property?

It’s clear that the impact of HS2 on property prices is still somewhat unknown. However, it’s likely that in the short term, properties closest to the planned route will be negatively affected. However, over the long-term houses near to the line (but not directly on it) are likely to see their property values increase.

Will HS2 buy my house?

Overview. You may be able to sell your property to the government at its market (‘unblighted’) value or receive a lump-sum payment if it’s near the proposed High Speed Two ( HS2 ) route. The property scheme you’re eligible for depends on the location of your property and which phase of HS2 affects you.

How many trees will HS2 destroy?

Environmental Impact It claims it will plant up to seven million trees and shrubs “to provide compensation and mitigation measures”. This means the “Phase One scheme will leave behind 30% more wildlife habitats than currently exist”.

Which ancient woodlands will HS2 destroy?

Little Lyntus from the air, an ancient woodland in Staffordshire wrecked by HS2. Up and down the country, ancient woods and trees are facing the axe to make way for the high speed train line. Despite a lengthy review process, the Department for Transport announced on 15 April 2020 that Phase 1 could begin.

Will HS2 carry freight?

The entire HS2 network will create space on the existing rail network for up to 144 extra freight trains per day. Each freight train can take up to 76 HGVs off the road.

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Do you have to sell your house for HS2?

You may be able to sell your property to the government through the Need to Sell Scheme if you have a ‘compelling reason’ to sell but cannot as a direct result of the announcement of the HS2 route.

Will the HS2 be loud?

Despite an absence of official numbers, the chairwoman of the Stop HS2 group, Lizzy Williams, estimates at 50m from the track, the noise from the trains will be “between 95 and 97 decibels every two minutes if the line runs at capacity”.

Where are the sites under threat from HS2 construction?

Bernwood Forest, Buckinghamshire, one of the sites under threat from the construction of HS2. Composite: Alamy Chris Packham, the broadcaster who is also campaigning against HS2, said: “We are all just sat watching Australia burn thinking, ‘Ah well, that couldn’t happen in our backyard.’

How many homes will be demolished by HS2?

The company behind the line, government-owned HS2 Ltd, has released a summary of its predicted impact, including effects on livelihoods and health. Among the figures listed was a projected 1,740 buildings demolished by the end of the project, including 888 homes, 985 businesses and 27 community facilities.

How much damage will HS2 do to wildlife?

HS2 will destroy or irreparably damage five internationally protected wildlife sites, 693 local wildlife sites, 108 ancient woodlands and 33 legally protected sites of special scientific interest, according to the most comprehensive survey of its impact on wildlife.

How many jobs will HS2 affect?

In its assessment, which was based on “reasonable worst-case assumptions”, HS2 Ltd estimated that 19,590 jobs would have to be relocated, with 2,380 lost permanently. They noted that 2,340 permanent jobs would be created by the development. The Mammal Society’s assessment of Britain’s mammal populations is the first such review in over 20 years.