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At the heart of fears over HS2

NEXT month, the Solihull News will be visiting those communities set to bear the brunt of the HS2 rail proposals.

NEXT month, the Solihull News will be visiting those communities set to bear the brunt of the HS2 rail proposals.

Our reporter David Irwin will be walking the approximate route that trains will take on the 13km of line through Solihull.

Under proposals, the track will enter the south of the borough, near Balsall Common.

It will skirt to the east of Berkswell and Hampton-in-Arden, on the way to a new station, near the NEC.

From there, the route would continue east of Birmingham Business Park and Chelmsley Wood, before heading north into Warwickshire.

We want to hear from those local people who will be affected by the high speed rail scheme.

Is there a beauty-spot or nature reserve that you believe will be damaged by the line?

Do you live nearby and worry about the disruption, noise of the carriages or the effect it will have on your house-price?

We’re keen to hear your concerns and we’ll try and visit as many places as possible en-route.

Write to “Down the Line” 150, High Street, Solihull, B91 3SX or email solihull_news@mrn.co.uk

 

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