HS2 CARNAGE HS2 route leaves families ‘angry and distressed’ as it’s confirmed dozens of homes will be demolished to make way for high speed rail link : Sun.

Devastated residents say their lives are being turned ‘upside down’ by the plans confirmed today.

FAMILIES whose homes will be demolished to make way for the northern part of HS2 are “angry and distressed” after the route was confirmed today.

Dozens more homes in South Yorkshire are set to be bulldozed to make way for the extension of the high speed rail line, but the area will not even get a new station.

Amanda and Nigel say they are furious and will only be offered 'peanuts' for their new home

Amanda and Nigel are furious and believe they will only be offered ‘peanuts’ for their new home

Amanda and Nigel Hogue have been told their home will be demolished just two years after they bought it

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Amanda and Nigel Hogue have been told their home will be demolished just two years after they bought it

HS2 rail route

This is the route of the High Speed 2 rail line from Birmingham to Manchester and Leeds

Among those houses set to be knocked down are 16 on the brand-new Shimmer estate – which is still being completed – in Mexborough, South Yorks.

Amanda and Nigel Hogue, who live on the estate with their two sons, said the decision has turned their lives “upside down”.

Nigel told Sky News: “This was going to be our end home, until we retired.

“It’s a beautiful area, nice and peaceful.”

And Amanda said the fact the house is “safeguarded” – meaning they can sell it to the government for “peanuts” – is “an insult”.

Mr Hogue said: “All that means is that you can sell it to the government but the they aren’t going to give you a decent price for it.

“What they’re offering is peanuts and ten per cent.”

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