High Speed 2 Railway Line

Department for Transport written question – answered on 8th January 2019.

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Photo of Lord Framlingham Lord Framlingham Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many properties have been affected by HS2; and what is the total cost of compensation paid to the owners of those properties.

Photo of Lord Framlingham Lord Framlingham Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many claims for compensation for owners of land and property for the construction of HS2 have yet to be finalised; and what is the total outstanding.

Photo of Baroness Sugg Baroness Sugg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Statutory compensation is payable to eligible businesses and residential owners where part, or all, of their land is directly affected by plans for HS2. A total of 1,357 properties are located in the direct footprint of the railway, railway infrastructure, or related works where statutory compensation is payable.

The Government has introduced a comprehensive package of statutory and non-statutory schemes to support owners of properties impacted by HS2. As at 30 November 2018, at total of £1.95 billion has been paid under these schemes.

The amount of compensation outstanding is dependent on the number of successful claims yet to be made across all three phases of HS2.

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