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Hardly 50% :lol:

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Just google it DQ, and learn for.yourself.

Why do you think it is being reviewed.

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It is not 50% funded. That is blatantly not true.

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karatestu wrote: Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:47 am
scotty38 wrote: Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:03 pm
karatestu wrote: Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:59 pm Couldn't agree more classic but then i am being a bit of a nimby over this. I would still be against it though even if it didn't come near my house (100 metres away).
Has it moved since your first post? :lol: :lol:

Apols, couldn't resist....
My first post says within 120 metres. It is actually 100 metres away which is indeed within 120 metres. I used 120 metres originally because that is the cut off point - HS2 must buy your house for market value based on the line not happening if within 120 metres. If within 60 metres then my house would have been compulsory purchased.

I am probably the only member here directly affected by this. They even want to compulsory purchase a small part of my front garden because the road has to be moved to go under the line which is on stilts at this point. I also have an agricultural field which the line runs right through.

I realise that progress must happen to satisfy capitalism but it has been a cause of much stress and i have been in limbo for years. I love my house and didn't want to move. At the same time i can not find a comparable property in the area. We were going to have an extension put on but that has been put on hold. You see phase 2 has not been finalised yet. Bits of the design keep changing.

The whole area will be rejoicing if it gets scrapped. We are not even on a high speed part of the line, just at the very end where it connects to the existing rail network.
I get all that and I feel for you I truly do, but it was just a joke nothing more. Hope it all works out for you!

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Daniel Quinn wrote: Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:06 pm It is not 50% funded. That is blatantly not true.
Phase 1, which is all they are working on right now is.

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The review and the prospect of crashing out of Europe without a deal are not a coincidence.
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You mean they were planned ?

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As a modern economy we should be investing heavily in and utilising the rail network much more than we do in this country. Freight, especially, should be on the railways for the bulk of the movement rather than clogging our roads with huge, polluting diesel HGVs. However, as it is, it's barely fit for purpose and we need to bite the bullet and put in some serious investment in the infrastructure. As for "crashing out" well that would make some serious money available to get stuff started - massive engineering project, forward thinking and thousands of UK jobs for many years. It's about time this country started looking after itself and it's own instead of being the "golden boy" of Europe and dishing out massive contracts to other countries while our own companies are ground down to non-existence leaving us dependant on others. (and yes, I'm aware of the "divorce bill" but if they want any of that they're going to have to play ball aren't they !).
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One "benefit" of HS2 is that it frees up more capacity for freight on the existing rail infrastructure.

And it surely must be a good thing getting more HGVs off our already overcrowded roads ?

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