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HS2: Leigh Branch of Leeds & Liverpool Canal

HS2: Leigh Branch of Leeds & Liverpool Canal
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IWA Lichfield Branch

The grade separated junction of HS2 with the West Coast Main Line at Abram requires a high embankment that will be visible from the Leeds & Liverpool Canal’s Leigh Branch across the Hey Brook valley.

Noise mitigation should be provided to reduce the transmission of noise towards the canal.

In the construction phase the Pennington Satellite Compound will have additional adverse impacts and screening should be provided to limit the noise nuisance to canal users.

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HS2 Phase 2B affects 16 inland waterways, both canals and river navigations, in at least 22 locations, including three canal restoration schemes.

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