New HS2 route recommended for South Yorkshire

Thursday 21st July 2016

New reports published by HS2 on 7th July have recommended that the HS2 proposed route in South Yorkshire should be changed.

The suggestion now is that the main HS2 route should be moved eastwards and not stop at Meadowhall. In addition, some HS2 trains will do a loop into along the existing track through Chesterfield and into the Sheffield Midlands station and re-join the HS2 track further north. The report and its recommendations will be considered by the Government and a final decision is expected by the Secretary of State before the end of the year.
You can read the South Yorkshire report here.

From a wildlife perspective, we are still analysing the new recommended route for potential impacts. HS2 have not yet released accurate new maps and it is unclear whether changes will have to be made to existing track to accommodate high speed trains. You can see our initial draft map of potential impacts along with more information here. We will be seeking more information to refine these maps in the forthcoming months. If you have any information you would like to share with us, please get in touch via takeaction@wildsheffield.com 0114 2634335
 

There are a number of drop-in community information events scheduled where you can find out more directly from HS2.

Information events Venue
Mexborough - Tuesday 19 July
12:00 - 19:00
Mexborough Resource Centre
Dolcliffe Road, Mexborough, South Yorkshire S64 9AZ
Staveley - Wednesday 20 July
12:30 - 20:00
The Speedwell Rooms
Inkersall Road, Staveley, Chesterfield, S43 3JL
Bolsover - Thursday 21 July
12:30 - 20:00
Bainbridge Hall Community Centre
Chapel Road, Carr Vale, Bolsover S44 6JD
Bramley Friday 22 July
12:30 - 20:00
Bramley Parish Hall
Cross Street, Bramley, S66 2SA
Aston - Tuesday 26 July
12:30 - 20:00
Aston cum Aughton Parish Hall
Rosegarth Avenue, Aston, Sheffield S26 2DD
Hemsworth - Thursday 28 July
12:30 - 20:00
Hemsworth Community Centre
Bullenshaw Road, Hemsworth, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF9 4NE
Hilcote - Friday 29 July
12:30 - 20:00
Hilcote Miners' Welfare & Community Centre
544 New Street, Hilcote, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 5HU
Crofton - Tuesday 2 August
12:30 - 20:00
Crofton Community Centre
Middle Lane, New Crofton, Wakefield, WF4 1LB
Tibshelf - Friday 5 August
12:30 - 20:00
Tibshelf Village Hall
110 High St, Tibshelf, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 5NU