ALMOST 9,000 people will be affected by the route of the HS2 rail line through Warrington according to figures from the company responsible for planning the network.

A Freedom of Information request has revealed that 8,982 letters were sent to addresses within one kilometre of the proposed route in Culcheth, Rixton, Glazebury and Lymm.

A further 214 ‘safeguarding’ letters were sent to homeowners who were told their homes or land may be required for the line to be built.

Reported by the Warrington Guardian. You can read the full story here. 

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