High Speed Two: Compulsory Purchase

Department for Transport written question – answered on 14th July 2021.

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Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Conservative, Tatton

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many homes have been compulsorily purchased by HS2 Ltd.

Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Assistant Whip, Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Using compulsory purchasing powers, HS2 Ltd have permanently acquired 27.28 sq km of land on Phase 1. As an acquisition may be land only or may contain a mixed-use property or properties, HS2 Ltd do not record how many contain ‘homes’. For example a farm can be (or have within it properties which are) residential, commercial, and/or agricultural, whilst the land itself could be agricultural, industrial and/or woodland. Similarly, a pub can be (and often is) both residential and commercial.

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