FEELINGS were running high as hundreds of people crammed into Church Fenton village hall on Monday night for a public meeting to discuss the affects of the proposed HS2 high speed rail link through the village.
There was a resounding “No!” to the proposals to run a new track close to the existing railway station, 50 feet above homes.
Chairman of the meeting and Parish Council chairman, Andrew Mason, said the village had been told four homes could be demolished to make way for the proposed new line and an action group had been formed to fight the proposals.
He added: “We had about 251 people at the meeting and only one was in support of this. Feelings are running so high there will be an extra ordinary meeting of the Parish Council on Thursday and a meeting of the newly formed Church Fenton Action Group at this venue on Monday night to discuss this.”
He further added: “No one knows how those whose homes will be lost will be compensated. It appears that out of 187,000 people affected by these proposals only 87 have been paid out so far – it’s scandalous.”
For more reaction see this week’s Selby Times.
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