High Speed 2 Railway Line: Chalfont St Giles

Department for Transport written question – answered on 25th January 2019.

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Photo of Dame Cheryl Gillan Dame Cheryl Gillan Conservative, Chesham and Amersham

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many of the 38 owner-occupiers in Chalfont St Giles who were sent a Land Interest Questionnaire by HS2 in the last three months will now have their land or part of their land taken on a temporary basis; for what period of time that land will be required; and what compensation will be offered.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)

In late 2018, 38 enquiry documents (36 Land Interest Questionnaires and two Confirmation Schedules) were issued to the residents of Jack Hearne House. Design and investigation works are continuing and at this stage it is not known whether this land will ultimately be needed as part of the scheme. Subject to the results of investigation works it is expected that, if needed at all, any temporary requirement for land would relate to access to undertake works on the River Misbourne and should not directly impact the residents of the flats. It is premature to establish what, if any, level of expected compensation would be payable under Schedule 16 of the High Speed Rail (London to West Midlands) Act 2017.

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