We are particularly concerned about the impact of HS2 in the following places:
Great Haywood, Trent and Mersey Canal Crossing
We are concerned about the visual impact of the proposed viaduct on the canal as well as the potential disruption to the nearby marina both during and after construction.
The Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal (Crewe Rolling Stock Depot and associated infrastructure)
The proposal includes multiple crossings of the canal and would have a severe adverse impact on this section of waterway in an area which is very popular with a variety of recreational users
The Trent & Mersey Canal in the Whatcroft area
Multiple crossings of this tranquil canal environment are proposed including large embankments running close to the canal. These will have a severe adverse impact on this very popular recreational waterway.
The Ashby Canal at Measham
The scheme does not recognise the proposed restoration of the Ashby Canal. In its current form the proposal would prejudice the completion of this well advanced canal restoration project.
The Erewash Canal north of Sandiacre
The potential diversion of the Erewash Canal to facilitate a viaduct crossing is concerning.
The Chesterfield Canal at Staveley
The height of the rail access/egress to the Staveley Infrastructure Maintenance Depot could prejudice the Chesterfield Canal restoration project.
The Chesterfield Canal at Norwood
The scheme prejudices the completion of this well advance canal restoration project. It does not recognise the potential loss of part of the heritage asset which is the Trust owned Norwood Tunnel.
Last date edited: 7 December 2020