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Residents who claim to be prisoners in their own homes since the High speed rail route was announced, are demanding the Government brings forward the consultation process.
The group from Swillington, Oulton and Woodlesford say their house prices have plummeted and sales have fallen through since the announcement was made. No formal consultation has been planned until later this year.
Now Leeds City Council is hoping to meet with the people behind HS2 to discuss the problems. Here's Councillor Richard Lewis.
Chesterfield Canal Trust says it 'welcomes' news that discussions have been taking place between HS2 Ltd. and local authorities over the route of the new line between London and Leeds, but has warned the proposals 'serve to blight' further regeneration of the waterway.
It comes after concerns were raised over the impact the line would have on the 300-year-old canal and amid claims the route was drawn up using out of date maps.
HS2 Ltd. said the route is 'the Government's initial preferred route' and it is now able to 'address concerns about specific sites'.
Members of the Trust have now requested discussions with HS2 officials before a full public consultation is launched later this year.
There are fears that officials who drew up the HS2 route between London and Leeds may have done it on maps that are out of date.
It's been claimed a waterways project in North Derbyshire which was completed more than a year ago is missing from the HS2 route map released last month.
The group that spotted the mistake is calling for talks with the Government. Ben Erlam reports.
Officials planning the route the high speed rail line between London and Leeds have said they are 'now able to address concerns about specific sites' amid fears the route jeopardise further restoration of the Chesterfield Canal.
The MP for Chesterfield, Toby Perkins has dubbed the decision over where to build the high speed rail link 'amateurish'. It's after claims the maps used to choose the route were out of date.
The track, which links London to Leeds cuts across parts of Chesterfield canal.
But documents regarding the construction of the link, which were submitted to the government in March 2012, included maps which are missing nearby Staveley Basin which was built more than a year ago.
It's claimed the maps used to draw up the route for the new high speed rail link could be out of date.
The track, which links London to Leeds, cuts over stretches of the Chesterfield Canal.
But documents regarding the construction of the link, which were submitted to the government in March 2012, failed to include Staveley Town Basin that was completed more than a year ago.
It has also been claimed a 600 metre stretch of restored waterway is missing from the map.
Robin Stonebridge is from the Chesterfield Canal Trust.