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Fairer deals for land ac­qui­si­tions

- Business · Department for Transport · United Kingdom Department for Transport · Andrew Stephenson

Thirty-six pro­pos­als re­lat­ing to how land and prop­erty is pur­chased for HS2 will be in­tro­duced im­me­di­ately, as Govern­ment seeks to de­liver fairer deals for com­mu­ni­ties af­fected by the new rail­way.

This fol­lows the Depart­ment for Trans­port’s Land and Prop­erty Re­view com­mis­sioned by HS2 Min­is­ter An­drew Stephen­son and con­ducted over the sum­mer.

The pro­pos­als in­clude bet­ter com­mu­ni­ca­tion, speed­ing up prop­erty val­u­a­tions and dis­tur­bance pay­ments, set­tling cases and dis­putes more quickly, more flex­i­ble com­pen­sa­tion pack­ages, and tai­lored sup­port for busi­nesses.

DfT said pri­or­ity will be given to those suf­fer­ing from the great­est im­pact.

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