HS2 have now published their new route map and the proposed line has been moved to run parallel to the M18 motorway, to the east of Rotherham.
It has also been recommended that HS2 services to Sheffield split from the high speed line near Alfreton and travel to a Sheffield Midland station on a conventional-speed rail line.
This will mean that areas like Renishaw and Killamarsh will be avoided and that there may be the option for the service to stop at Chesterfield too. However the new proposed route has not yet been confirmed and will be undergoing a consultation later this year. After this has taken place, the Government will then take a formal decision on the route. You can see a more detailed map of the new proposed route here.
The Killamarsh and Renishaw HS2 Action Group have been campaigning against HS2 for more than three years and are now offering their help and support to any areas that may be affected by HS2 that weren’t previously. They hold regular meetings at Killamarsh Sports Centre, Stanley Street, Killamarsh, on the last Thursday of each month at 7pm and anyone who would like more information is welcome to come along. The next meeting will take place on Thursday 29 July.
If you are worried about any aspect of the route and would like to speak to HS2 Ltd, you can call the helpdesk on 02079 444908 or email email@example.com
You can also find out more about the compensation scheme here.