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High Speed 2 Railway Line: Compensation

Department for Transport written question – answered on 20th May 2019.

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Photo of Keir Starmer Keir Starmer Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Prolonged Disturbance Compensation Scheme will make provision for compensation for residents affected by (a) lower air quality, (b) the generation of dust and pollution, (c) traffic disruption, (d) obstruction of vehicle access and (e) access to public transport.

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

The Prolonged Disruption Compensation Scheme uses noise as a proxy for disturbance arising from construction works. All other forms of disruption arising from construction works are prevented or minimised through best practicable means and through compliance with the Environmental Minimum Requirements, the Code of Construction Practice, relevant HS2 Information Papers, and various local consents which control HS2 Ltd’s construction works.

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