Areas of Leeds which will be hit affected by HS2 construction.

The Leeds buildings and roads which will be destroyed by HS2 as leaders urge Boris Johnson to give eastern leg approval

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is being urged to ensure HS2 reaches Leeds as soon as possible by the leader of Leeds City Council.

Friday, 30th July 2021, 4:45 am

Johnson has been asked to “give HS2 east the green light to move to the delivery and implementation stage”, in a joint letter from Leeds Council’s Labour leader, James Lewis, and Ben Bradley, Conservative MP for Mansfield.

The Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) has rated the scheme as red, the highest risk warning available to it.

Currently, the HS2 route through Leeds cuts through several housing estates and cuts across motorways which will cause years of disruption and delays for demolition and construction.

This is how Leeds will be affected, according to HS2's own documents, if the route goes ahead as originally planned.

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