Residents of Odessa and Palermo Road will have received a leaflet recently which gives details of compensation which may be due because of tunneling or route works which may be needed by HS2. The leaflet (which is very hard to open - I wonder why?) refers to an area of 60m either side of the route, or more if certain conditions apply. Now, I am not an expert but if you look at the HS2 maps eg http://www.thehs2.com/phase1/maps/showmap.php?, you will see that the route would pass our area in a tunnel round about where Scrubs Lane goes over the canal - somewhere more than half a mile away from the roundabout at the end of Palermo Road. So don't panic - but if you are concerned, follow the instructions in the leaflet - if you can open it without tearing! MORE DETAILS ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.