Middleton House Farm lies on the route of the proposed new track
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The farm lying in the path of the new rail route

20 December 2010 Last updated at 14:21 GMT

The Transport Secretary, Philip Hammond, has defended plans to build a high-speed rail link between London and Birmingham.

The final route will be confirmed this afternoon and has sparked controversy because it would carve through many Conservative constituencies.

Local resident groups are also unhappy and promising strong opposition.

Mark Worthington reports.