Read that the bill for HS2 has passed the Lords and is up for Royal Assent
Been there done that, where we used to live we had a field with a twenty year agricultural use covenant on it. At the start of the twentieth year planning was put in an despite many objections, passed and high quality houses and bungalows were built. There was a bungalow behind us, but it was a big one and whereas we had a back bank five feet high, on their side the same bank was only two feet high, the developers built the ground up. It was also only 10 feet from the bank. We sold (well I should add) and left.Progress was ever thus! Although it's not easy, I try to keep in mind how all the poor people in our city centre felt when Chamberlain flattened their homes to built Corporation Street. At least those affected by HS2 have a chance of alternative accommodation through the sale of their properties - the dispossessed of the 19th Century were just moved out.
A few years ago blocks of flats were planned for the rear of the properties in this road (blooming ugly things with solar panels on the top). Obviously they went ahead altering our view and blocking our sunsets. We objected and spoke to many of the neighbours. One elderly lady who lived on the main road in a Victorian house said she wouldn't sign the petition. Our house is built on the site of an old farm and she said 'I cried when they built your houses on the orchards'.
I still don't like HS2 though.
hope the nearby white tower pub is safeThe former Stupids (Students ) Accommodation Flats that were on on Curzon St, its demolition is well under way and the demolition of Lawford Close and the small businesses will soon start, all to Make way for the HS2 Railway
I have taken a few photos for my archive
hope the nearby white tower pub is safe