High Speed 2 Railway Line

Department for Transport written question – answered on 2nd February 2017.

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Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Labour, Leicester East

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether funds paid out to properties under the HS2 Exceptional Hardship Scheme or Need to Sell Scheme which no longer fulfil the criteria of those schemes where the route of High Speed 2 is changed will be recovered.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

It is the Government’s intention that properties acquired under the various HS2 compensation schemes and that are not required for construction of the railway will be returned to the housing market. Where this occurs properties will be sold at market value.

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