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Government To Buy Properties Affected By Proposed Rail Link

Wednesday July 10 2013


New development on HS2 - what do you think? New development on HS2 - what do you think?


HOMEOWNERS affected by the route of the HS2 rail link will now be able to ask the government to buy their property.

It follows the announcement that the route for the first phase of the £42.6bn project has been protected from future development.

Homeowners will get the market value of their property, plus 10 per cent (up to £47,000) and moving costs.

But campaigners said the money would help only a "tiny fraction" of people.

The new high-speed railway line is intended to link London to Birmingham by 2026, with branches to Manchester and Leeds, via Sheffield and through Barnsley, planned by 2032.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: "I understand the distress of those who live along the line of route and can assure people that we will process claims to purchase their property swiftly so that those who qualify can move as quickly as possible."

What do you think to this latest development? Have your say below.

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Reply Posted by spandangled on Wednesday July 10 2013 at 14:02
I hope they run it straight thru the middle of athersley north then lmao

Reply Posted by Potato on Wednesday July 10 2013 at 14:09
AHAHAHAHA

Reply Posted by Gary on Wednesday July 10 2013 at 15:09
For most people it's not about the money. it's about destroying property and communities, for something that will bring nothing at all to the people of Barnsley...Typical Tories think they can buy anything

Reply Posted by dolphatronic on Wednesday July 10 2013 at 16:15
I think its a total waste of money they can find billions to spend on some thing that nobody wants but carnt find money to put in to more important stuff

Reply Posted by Mick on Wednesday July 10 2013 at 16:18
This announcement is for phase 1. We are in phase 2 so likely to be at least 2 years before same applies as route could still be altered slightly.

Reply Posted by nobby on Thursday July 11 2013 at 02:19
What the f*** is the point if it's not going to stop at Barnsley? Crappy little market towns like Chesterfield and Rugby get hundreds of new services to add to already pointless services to Edinburgh and 48 per day to London, whilst the furthest you can get from Barnsley is Nottingham. And after all this, to get anywhere else we'll still have to change at Sheffield. What an absolute joke this scheme is.

Reply Posted by Graham on Thursday July 11 2013 at 10:53
Don't worry, it is not going to happen. Pressure will start to build in opposition to the scheme. Projected costs will continue to rise and eventually the idea will be shelved. What should happen is that the government should put more money in to building more major roads, because this is what the public really want and need.

Reply Posted by SamBarnes on Friday July 12 2013 at 16:39
I'll tell thi narr, ar fink it is a brilliant idea and rumours are that old Cudworth Station is gonna git reopp'end. Tha can see 'em narr, looking at foundations and things and I've heard thas gunna get a siding so tha can get one o' them holiday train to coast. Arr fink we shoud knock darn and flatten Ryhill cos I dun't like them folks either. Brilliant idea and cheap too...

Reply Posted by jus on Friday July 12 2013 at 16:51
How can they find this money when they're unable to find money for nurses, for the forces. We have poverty and short on housing. Come on!!