“Late yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 6 th July) the Strata team met with advisors from the Department of Transport and representatives for High Speed Two (HS2). During this meeting we were informed that properties within our Shimmer development, which is based in Mexborough, will be affected by the proposed changes to the HS2 route should this updated plan be approved.
“We are shocked by this news. We have been working on site at Shimmer for a number of years and are immensely proud of the homes that we have built and the community which we have helped to create.
“As you can imagine, we are still trying to digest this information and there are still a number of questions that we are waiting to be answered. However, we are working closely with representatives to understand proposals so that we can be clear on what this may mean for our existing and future home owners.
“It is expected that the Government will launch a consultation on proposed plans in the autumn before a final decision is made about the route, and we can assure our customers that we will be doing all that we can to support them during this time.
“We do have a team of representatives that are on site at the Shimmer Development, they will be on hand throughout the weekend to share the information that we have and to answer the questions that we can at this stage.”
Andrew Weaver, Chief Executive of Strata