Residents on a Nottinghamshire housing estate, which backs onto the M1 motorway, have now discovered they will have the HS2 high speed rail line on their doorstep as well.
The route, unveiled by the Government on Monday, will pass between the motorway and houses on Bolingey Way in Hucknall.
Today several people on the estate said they had no idea the new railway would be so close to their homes until they were made aware by ITV News Central.
For some who live just a few hundred metres from the M1, which was widened to eight lanes in 2010, the HS2 track will be even closer.
Brian Dewberry, who lived on the estate for 15 years, said, "I'm rather surprised – I didn't realise it was going to come so close to these properties. I think it will devalue the properties because we'll get noise."
There are also concerns about the impact of the £32bn project on the National Forest. The proposed route would cut through a section of new woodland near Ashby and Measham in Leicestershire. Simon Evans, Operations Director with the National Forest Company, estimated that the line would affect 70 hectares of the Forest, destroying around 140,000 young trees planted in the last few years.
A tunnel will also be constructed to take the HS2 line under East Midlands Airport. But today the Chief Executive of Ryanair, Michael O' Leary – who was at the airport to announce the airline's new summer routes – dismissed any suggestion that the project could cause disruption to air passengers.
In response, HS2 Ltd released a statement regarding property concerns.