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Potential Compensation For People To Be Affected By HS2 Line

Monday February 11 2013



RESIDENTS living near entrances of tunnels for a new high-speed rail link could be entitled to compensation.

Plans revealed last week show the HS2 line will pass through the borough with tunnels at Hoyland Common and Ardsley.

It's been a huge topic on We Are Barnsley for the last few weeks.

A spokesman for HS2, Adam Joyce, said: "If you live above where a proposed tunnel has been sited, because it is so deep down, about 30 metres, we do not think there will be any effect on houses - that means no vibrations or sound, and no construction above the ground.''

"However, if you live near a proposed tunnel entrance, that is different and people may be eligible for compensation,'' he added.

He said residents in affected areas, and those with an interest, are encouraged to take part in a public consultation. The closing date to register is April 29.

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Reply Posted by Mrs Susan Tasker on Monday February 11 2013 at 14:24
How can they be sure ? there are already a lot of pit shafts in and around Ardsley and a lot of residents have suffered in past with subsidence is it fair they should be subject to this yet again.

Reply Posted by Charles Hemingway on Wednesday February 13 2013 at 14:37
I can't understand why they don't use the old line alongside womb well lane and through the tunnel that is already there through to the cudworth line it would save the hundreds of thousands of pounds