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With news of the cancellation of the northern leg of HS2, what does this mean for WH? Was all the redesign and expense a waste or will HS2 still cut through WH as was planned?
Quote from: Dónal Ó Ceallaigh on October 04, 2023, 05:02:32 PMWith news of the cancellation of the northern leg of HS2, what does this mean for WH? Was all the redesign and expense a waste or will HS2 still cut through WH as was planned?Cancelling HS2 from Birmingham to Manchester is a poor decision by UK Government IMO from an economic standpoint. On the other hand I suspect they will be selling off the land they bought by CPO cheaply to the ire of taxpayers. The costs spiralled by a number of factors and trying to keep many people/groups happy.So there could be a possibility that WH will buy the land back and a restoration of the original course be on the books and the new holes converted into a sporting 9 holes?
Whittington Heath is within the Phase 1 HS2 works which will be completed. Ingestre Park is not.
According to the official route map, Phase 1 rejoins the West Coast mainline just south-east of Rugeley.
The line into Birmingham is a spur, but they have committed to completing the section to connect with the WCML near Rugeley. A huge amount of engineering work is already underway and their main depot is on the line here near Lichfield. Please check online for yourself. It is all there.
Ingestre Park has already been completely rebuilt. https://www.ingestregolf.co.uk/the_new_course