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Date Published: 17/08/10

AVDC has expressed dismay at the proposed route

AVDC has expressed dismay at the proposed route

The government has announced details of an Exceptional Hardship Scheme for property owners affected by the possible High Speed 2 (HS2) rail line.

Property owners who urgently need to move, and are unable to sell their property on the open market, will be able to apply to the Secretary of State for Transport for him to buy from them at its unblighted value. The scheme is to be introduced from August 20 when further details will be made available.

This announcement follows the publication in March of this year of the HS2 report which is available on the DfT website and further details can be found by visiting HS2 pages on the AVDC website.

The HS2 report summarises the work carried out last year to consider developing a high speed railway line from London to the West Midlands. It identifies the options that were considered and a preferred route which runs through parts of Aylesbury Vale.


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