The Department has written to all owners of properties that are very close to the proposed line of the route to inform them of the Government’s decision, and the potential need to compulsorily purchase their property.
A review by the Department for Transport of the property concerns raised during the consultation on high speed rail and the Government’s policies to minimise blight and support communities.
Construction of the line between London and West Midlands is anticipated to start in 2016, with the line operational from 2026.
During 2012 a comprehensive land referencing exercise to identify and confirm all property interests affected by the route will begin. Those people who may be affected by the route will soon be receiving letters to alert them to the situation.
- Review of property issues
- Do you think you are affected by the HS2 route?
- High Speed Two: Exceptional hardship scheme consultation, 11 March 2011