High Speed 2 Line: Compensation

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 17 April 2024.

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Photo of Fabian Hamilton Fabian Hamilton Labour, Leeds North East

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to expedite compensation for people required to move home for the construction of HS2.

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

In all cases, HS2 Ltd seeks to provide compensation in as timely a manner as possible. And the focus of the Department for Transport has always been on devising policies to ensure that transactions are progressed promptly. For instance, the streamlined residential blight (SRB) scheme was introduced to provide a quicker route for property owners to sell their home as the process does not require negotiation on the property value and disturbance items. This goes beyond what is mandated in law (through the Compensation Code).

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