HS2 news update: details of the land required for the HS2 project announced

Landowners along the route of High Speed 2 (HS2) between London and Birmingham could find more or less of their land than previously suggested will actually be needed following a new announcement.

Transport minister Patrcik McLoughlin has just unveiled (on 26 June 2014) revised ‘safeguarding’ directions that tally more closely with the details of HS2 included in the controversial scheme’s Phase 1 Hybrid Bill, which is currently working its way through parliament.

Safeguarding directions cover a zone approximately 60m either side of the middle of the proposed route…

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