Impact of HS2 on the Development of Measham Waterside and the associated regeneration of Measham (2013)

Moss Naylor Young were appointed by the Ashby Canal Society and a private developer to review the business case against the proposed routing of HS2 through Measham. The proposed alignment would have rendered a major (500 dwelling) development unviable and would have demolished a local factory employing 400 people, placing uncertainty over an otherwise secure national business. These combined to undermine the restoration of the canal through Measham, which in turn was a key element in the proposals to regenerate Measham Town centre – thus the consequential impact of the HS2 proposals was to blight the regeneration of Measham. Moss Naylor Young reported to the client who in turn included this report in their objection to the government.