Transport Minister sees HS2 route through Broxtowe

Broxtowe MP, Anna Soubry took Transport Minister, Simon Burns to the proposed route of HS2 through the constituency. Simon visited Toton Sidings where the East Midlands hub and station would be built. “HS2 has been widely welcomed on the basis it will provide growth and jobs as well as quick access to London and Leeds” said Anna “However, there is concern at the route notably in Strelley Village, Nuthall and Trowell so I took Simon to those parts of the constituency as well.”

HS2 is a long way off but the public consultation process starts at the end of the year and houses on the preferred route have been notified and many offered compensation.

“Improving and investing in our infrastructure has been a Government priority” said Anna “with the dualling of the A453, electrification and improvement to Midland Mainline and the extension of the tram through Beeston to Chilwell and Toton.”

At Strelley a boxed tunnel is planned as well as cuttings for the tracks “I have already met with villagers at Strelley who are concerned at the impact on their lovely environment and I spoke at length to Simon about their fears when I took him to Strelley. At Nuthall the plan is to elevate the line to run parallel with the M1 and again I took Simon to Nottingham Road and raised all the concerns with him”.