Posted by: lensweb | January 29, 2013

HS2 Preferred Route Affecting Long Eaton and Toton

The debate rages on over the proposed HS2 high speed rail link which would undoubtedly affect us and the environment locally. A station has been proposed to the east of Toton Sidings and maps/drawings of the preferred routes have now been published and available online for public viewing.

The section which will affect us forms part of the HS2 West Midlands to Leeds, initial preferred route. An overview map in pdf format is available (55120) [shortlink to copy and paste into emails etc: http://tiny.cc/k05nrw ]. This map is further referenced to two more detailed (pdf) drawings;

55121 [shortlink: http://tiny.cc/t35nrw ] and

55122 [shortlink: http://tiny.cc/7a6nrw ]

If the plans go ahead, there will undoubtedly be an environmental impact, but we can only hope that this would be kept to an absolute minimum and where conflicts do occur, they will be handled sensitively for the benefit of all.

Long Eaton Natural History Society (LENS) welcomes anyone interested in the protection and conservation of our local flora and fauna, and our doors are always open to new members and visitors to our indoor/outdoor meetings and other events. You don’t have to be a qualified wildlife expert, just a general interest in nature and the outdoors. Please see our Programme page if you are interested in joining us, or alternatively, make a small donation via. our Donation Box link.

Related Links;

HS2: High-speed rail route phase two details announced.

HS2: Plans for 250mph rail link between Toton and London revealed.

How will HS2 affect the quiet suburb of Toton?

HS2: Long Eaton Victorian railway cottages may be flattened.

HS2: station ‘should be in Derby’

HS2: Consultation Summary – February 2011 (pdf)


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