HS2 Phase 2b Route Announcement July 2017

HS2 Ltd and the Department for Transport have announced information on changes to the HS2 route and related compensation schemes.

View information regarding route change on gov.uk

A Rural Support Zone has been launched for Phase 2b, following the property consultation that concluded earlier in 2017.

Please note that the Safeguarding guidance for property owners has been updated. For more information on this please contact your local Propertymark Protected Agent.              

Property owners who are subject to the change in safeguarding should all have received letters from HS2 outlining the following changes:

  • Changes to the Measham route, removing the safeguarding from the 2016 consultation route and introducing it for an area to the North West of Measham.
  • Inclusion of a newly proposed rolling stock depot site to the East of Leeds which is now subject to consultation

Rural Support Zone plans have been published. These primarily confirm the ‘corridor’ that was consulted on previously but there are some changes to the urban/rural split where the Rural Support Zone begins and ends, which will bring more properties into the Rural Support Zone. For more information visit gov.uk.

Homeowner Payments which are shown on all plans are not available for Phase 2b until after the Bill has been passed by Parliament (received Royal Assent), which is expected to be 2022.

The Need to Sell scheme which was launched last November for the Phase 2b route has been re-confirmed by the announcement on the consultation and remains open for applications from those who have already been trying to sell their property and have a compelling reason to sell, but cannot due to the impact of HS2 on the local property market. For more information on this visit gov.uk/claim-compensation-if-affected-by-hs2.

For further guidance on any aspect of buying or selling in areas which you believe to be affected by HS2 please contact your local Propertymark Protected agent.



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