What the seemingly inevitable of HS2 development means to our community and how the Parish Council is keeping a watchful eye...
It would now appear that the progress of HS2 is a foregone conclusion, affecting many rural communities across the country from south to north.
Barkston Ash Parish Council intend to closely monitor any issues that are likely to affect the local community and will be working hard to liase with both government and developers to mitigate the level of impact that those issues may raise.
The latest information on HS2 can be found at www.gov.uk/government/organisations/high-speed-two-limited where full details of the planned route together with information on proposed compensation arrangements can be viewed.
Currently, HS2 are consulting on proposed compensation arrangements for the Leeds section of the line and a response form can be found on the site. The Parish Council will be sending a formal response on behalf of the village but it is important that all village residents complete their own response prior to the closing date of 9 March 2017. The consultation documents and response forms can be reached by clicking the button below.
The Parish Council have recently been in contact with our local MP Nigel Adams to clarify his position. Copies of the email to Nigel Adams together with a reply from Stephen Smith of HS2 on his behalf are also available to download below.
We are also working closely with other local Parish Councils in opposition to the line and in the event that the line proceeds, we are determined to get the best deal for Barkston Ash in terms of compensation, landscaping, noise reduction and minimization of disruption to the village during the construction phase.
If you would like to be kept updated by the Parish Council of any developments please click the button below to subscribe to the HS2 newsletter.