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Call for change to rail route in Northamptonshire

The suggested routes of a high-speed speed rail link between London and Birmingham have been opposed by councillors in Northamptonshire.

Trains could pass through the county, from Brackley to Lower Boddington, under government plans.

The final route has yet to be decided but should "minimise potential adverse effects", the council said.

It called for the government to extend a compensation package to help those already affected by publicised routes.

Under current plans the line would pass close to a number of villages.

If the final route goes through the existing site of Chipping Warden School, the government would pay for the school to be relocated.



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