The petition of residents of Trowell,
Declares that they are opposed to the proposed viaduct through Trowell which is part of the HS2 Phase 2 project and will be 60 feet high in some places to cross over the M1 motorway, the A609 and an existing railway viaduct. The proposals will cause significant disruption to Trowell’s residents during construction and the resulting viaduct would dominate over homes in the village, as well as being taller than the church spire.
The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges HS2 Ltd. to dispense with proposals to build a viaduct in Trowell and come up with alternative solutions that will have less impact on residents.
And the petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Anna Soubry, Official Report, 28 November 2017; Vol. 632, c. 295.]
Observations the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Paul Maynard):
HS2 will drive economic growth outside of London, creating opportunities for skills and employment across the East Midlands region and acting as a catalyst for regeneration in our city and town centres.
I recognise, however, that the construction and operation of HS2 will impact communities alongside the route. I would therefore welcome views from local stakeholders about the route alignment past Trowell. HS2 Ltd will work with the community to reduce the impacts of the line, and where needed, identify appropriate mitigation measures.
I also draw the community’s attention to the 2018 consultation on the working draft environmental statement (WDES), which will contain further detail on construction and mitigation around Trowell. I would strongly encourage the community to engage with this, and with HS2 Ltd representatives as the project progresses.