Businesses will be demolished across Yorkshire for HS2

Every Yorkshire community set to be bulldozed for HS2 demolition

The construction of high speed rail network HS2 will lead to the demolition of 100 homes and businesses across Yorkshire while cutting through woodland, fishing lakes and golf courses.

It will also involve the closure of some of Yorkshire's busiest roads and motorway junctions. This is a roundup of how each part of Yorkshire will be most affected by the years of demolition and construction work set to begin in the mid-2020s.

26 businesses will be demolished including the Hilton Hotel in the city centre, Asda HQ, a traveller site, two pubs and Leeds School of Motorcycling on Kidacre Street. 20 roads will be diverted or closed.

1. Leeds area

26 businesses will be demolished including the Hilton Hotel in the city centre, Asda HQ, a traveller site, two pubs and Leeds School of Motorcycling on Kidacre Street. 20 roads will be diverted or closed.
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Eight heritage assets in Leeds will be affected including The Wharf Building, the Union Foundry on Holmes Street and Camp Hall on Meadow Lane

2. Leeds heritage asssets to be affected

Eight heritage assets in Leeds will be affected including The Wharf Building, the Union Foundry on Holmes Street and Camp Hall on Meadow Lane
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In this area, the proposed scheme would require the demolition of 21 houses and eight commercial/business properties. Seven roads would be permanently diverted, along with 32 public rights of way and seven watercourses.

3. Stourton to Hunslet, Leeds

In this area, the proposed scheme would require the demolition of 21 houses and eight commercial/business properties. Seven roads would be permanently diverted, along with 32 public rights of way and seven watercourses.
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Five houses and five businesses will be demolished. 75 per cent of Weet Wood would be temporarily lost, and 30 per cent of Hawk's Nest wood. A wall would be removed at Grade II listed Barrowby Hall.
Five houses and five businesses will be demolished. 75 per cent of Weet Wood would be temporarily lost, and 30 per cent of Hawk's Nest wood. A wall would be removed at Grade II listed Barrowby Hall.
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