High Speed 2 Line: Compulsory Purchase

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 26 October 2023.

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Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Shadow Minister (Defence) (Armed Forces and Defence Procurement), Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) homes and (b) businesses were acquired through compulsory purchase orders for HS2 Phase (i) 2a and (i) 2b.

Photo of Huw Merriman Huw Merriman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

There is 29.2 km² of land within Phase 2a Act limits. As at 30 September 2023, 12.3 km² has been permanently acquired and 5.7 km² has been taken temporarily on compulsory terms.

No properties have been acquired permanently or temporarily on Phase 2b (Western and Eastern Legs, including HS2 East) through compulsory purchase orders. Compulsory acquisition can only take place once provided for by Act of Parliament.

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