HS2 – Information & Compensation

High Speed 2 (HS2) is a government scheme to construct a new high speed railway network connecting London, the West Midlands, Leeds and Manchester.

HS2 has been split into Phase 1 (London to West Midlands) and Phase 2 (West Midlands to Manchester and Leeds). Phase 2 has been split into Phase 2A and Phase 2B.

Phase 2A – Fradley to Crewe

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Phase 2A is now due to open 6 years earlier than planned, allowing construction to start in 2020/21.

The reason for opening Phase 2A earlier is to release the economic benefit to the northwest through rail connections.

To ensure that HS2 has compulsory purchase powers to undertake Phase 2A, a new Hybrid Bill will be introduced into Parliament in 2017 with the aim of obtaining Royal Ascent in 2019. A Hydrid Bill mixes the characteristics of Public and Private Bills.

Phase 2B – Crewe to Manchester

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HS2 have announced their preferred route as detailed above and this will be confirmed in March 2017.

Phase 2B is due to open in 2033, with construction potentially starting in 2024.

The Government has introduced two compensation measures; The Express Purchase scheme and the Need to Sell scheme. These have been opened to avoid any unnecessary delay in getting assistance to those with a statutory entitlement or a compelling reason to sell their property.

Rostons only work for landowners and farmers and specialise in fighting for you to get the compensation you deserve and the necessary accommodation works, these can include underpasses, bridges and tracks, new accesses, drainage, fencing, water supplies, etc. Rostons are also working with the NFU and CLA on a working group committee for Phase 2A.

Tony Rimmer of Rostons has 25 years experience dealing with Compulsory Purchase matters and trained with Bruton Knowles working mainly on the side of the acquiring authority being involved in HS1.

Rostons are currently assisting clients affected by Phase 2A and are meeting with HS2 representatives to discuss a number of issues that have not been yet considered. Rostons also represent a number of clients affected by Phase 2B north of Crewe to Manchester.

If you believe your property is affected by HS2 contact us at info@rostons.co.uk or call 01829 773000.