The Transport Secretary says people in South Yorkshire whose homes will be bulldozed to make way for the HS2 rail line will be guaranteed a 'comparable home.'
The Government says 16 houses on the Shimmer estate in Mexborough will be knocked down.
Chris Grayling spoke in the Commons last night to respond to concerns raised by people living in the area.
Campaigners have reacted angrily after the government announced that HS2 will follow the 'eastern' route.Read the full story ›
Campaigners have reacted angrily after the Government announced the route for HS2, which will force the demolition of newly-built housing estate in South Yorkshire.
"The route in South Yorkshire will be the route consulted in 2016 which in part follows the M1 and M18, serves Sheffield City Centre via a spur from the HS2 line and includes provision for a northern junction allowing trains to run between Sheffield and Leeds city centres using HS2."
A family of farming brothers say they will see their homes destroyed and business disrupted if the new High Speed 2 rail line goes ahead as expected.
It's thought the Government will confirm later that the route will go straight through the Schofield brother's land in Mexborough.
The brothers claim they've had no communication with HS2 planners even though it will mean bulldozing their houses. Here's Christopher Schofield.
An announcement on the HS2 route is due at 3.30pm. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling says those people who are going to be affected by the HS2 route need to be 'properly compensated' and 'properly looked after'.
The government's 'preferred' option goes through Aston, Bramley, Mexborough and the Dearne Valley.Read the full story ›
Virgin Trains and French rail operator SNCF will jointly bid to run high-speed trains on the HS2 network.Read the full story ›
Residents in South Yorkshire say they're living under a cloud of uncertainty over whether their homes will be demolished to make way for the proposed HS2 rail link.
While rest of the country learned the Government's preferred route today, Sheffield was the only place along the proposal to be left in limbo.
It comes after initial plans to run trains to a station at Meadowhall were shelved, meaning the new route would run right through a newly built housing development in Mexborough.
Doncaster North MP Ed Miliband says there are better routes available to the government that would avoid bulldozing homes in his constituency.
Our political correspondent Daniel Hewitt reports from Westminster.
Campaigners in Doncaster meet Ed Miliband this afternoon to discuss their objections to the proposed HS2 route through South Yorkshire. The Doncaster North MP will take their concerns to the Transport Minister next week.
The Transport Secretary has said the Government is not backing away from the High Speed 2 rail link despite growing opposition in our regionRead the full story ›