Erewash MP Maggie Throup demands decision on HS2 route

Maggie Throup, MP for Erewash.
Maggie Throup, MP for Erewash.

Erewash’s MP has written to the Transport Secretary to demand a final decision on the eastern route of phase two of HS2.

Maggie Throup said residents who fear they will be affected by the route have put their lives on hold for over three years.

In the letter, Ms Throup also demanded that those residents who will lose their homes, and the business owners that will be directly affected, get immediate and appropriate compensation.

She said: “Residents and business owners have been waiting far too long for the final decision on the route of HS2 and the station hub.

“The delay has caused many people a great deal of stress which has had a knock-on effect on their health.

“That is why I have written to the Transport Secretary demanding the final decision be made public over the next couple of weeks.

“At the same time, it is vital that those who are directly affected get access to compensation from day one, without having to jump through hoop after hoop.”