Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire homes, businesses and communities at risk under HS2 plan

Construction of the high-speed HS2 rail link will see 292 houses and 118 business premises demolished across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

By Gay Bolton
Wednesday, 6th March 2019, 11:36 am
Updated Wednesday, 6th March 2019, 11:52 am
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Parliament is due to consider the finalised proposals next year ahead of work beginning in the mid 2020 and the line becoming operational from 2033.HS2 claims the line will bring thousands of jobs and billion of pounds into the local economy.Here's how the rail link will change the landscape of your communities.

Proposals are to demolish 21 houses and eight commercial/business properties and divert seven roads permanently. The Doe Lea and Poolsbrook Flash Local Wildlife Sites would be lost.
Eleven houses and 18 commercial/business properties would be demolished. Land containing the ruins of Heath Old Church and burial ground would be permanently lost.
Four houses and two commercial properties would be demolished. Land needed to build the scheme would result in the temporary use of part of the land of Doe Hill Community Park, limiting walkers and horse riders.
Proposals are to demolish 29 houses, 18 of which are on Alfreton Road in Newton, and four business properties. Parts of wildlife sites in Hucknall and Huthwaite would be lost.
Ten houses and two business properties would be demolished. Parts of 15 nature habitats would go including four hectares of Hucknall Airfield's wildlife site and Kirkby Bentinck Erewash Meadow's wildlife site.
Proposals include demolishing 34 houses and 38 commercial properties. There would be a permanent loss of nearly a quarter of New Farm Wood ancient woodland and appoximately six percent of the Moo-Haven animal rescue centre.
183 houses and 52 commercial properties could face the bulldozer. Ten natural habitats would be affected, including the entire loss of Erewash Grassland. Construction could lead to additional delays on roads including the M1 junctions 24 and 25.
Works would largely be done within the existing rail corridor but there could be several locations along the route where the electrification works would extend beyond the existing line.
Here is the proposed route. What do you make of it?