HS2 Phase 1: safeguarding directions issued, but will it stop you selling or developing your land?

The Department for Transport has issued safeguarding directions for the vast majority of Phase 1 of the High Speed 2 (HS2) project.

If your land falls within the area of the safeguarding directions, or your land is close to them, you will need advice on the implications of being safeguarded and/or blighted. Safeguarding directions can have a serious impact on the sale and redevelopment of land. There are also compulsory purchase and compensation implications which need to be considered at an early stage.

Landowners and businesses should review the safeguarding directions – does your land fall within the safeguarded areas? Is your land close to an area covered by the safeguarding directions? Landowners and businesses should also obtain advice. If your land falls within the safeguarded areas or close to it, obtaining advice on the implications for its redevelopment or sale is essential…

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