After 4 years of delays the government has now confirmed the route of the HS2 railway, unfortunately they are taking forward the same scheme as originally proposed which will have a massive and long lasting impact in Swillington.

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Swillington Organic Farm and Swillington Park Fishing are threatened by the proposed High Speed Rail route.

Watch the video and read below to find out more and how you can help to save this valuable wildlife habitat and resource for people of Yorkshire.

 1. Respond to the route consultation by 31 January 2014.

This is the most important thing you can do.

Download our local template response: HS2 Response to route consultation (right click to download) or write your own letter.

This has been written in collaboration with local residents and our MP, it proposes an alternative route that will follow the existing railway and motorway and has been backed by Leeds City Council as a preferable route.

Send it to:


Phase Two Route Consultation
PO Box 1152

2. Write to your MP and tell them you disagree HS2’s preferred route.

This can be done online at

3. Share this with friends, family and colleagues:

HS2 Update

As many of you will know our farm is on the proposed route for High Speed Rail. This would mean the destruction of our businesses, the greenbelt farm land and countless rare wildlife in our woodland.

Our MP has proposed a reroute that follows the existing railway line rather than building a 60ft high viaduct through the Aire Valley. This alternative route also has the support of Leeds City Council.

HS2 are consulting on the route and we need your help in promoting an alternative route.

There are consultation events taking place in Leeds from Friday 18th Oct.

If you can drop in to one and make clear that you think the route should avoid Swillington and instead follow the council and MP’s alternative please do.

The more people who raise the issue the more chance we have of being listened to by government.

Details of the events are on the HS2 website here: