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High Speed 2 Line: Chesham and Amersham

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 22639, tabled on 14 January 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many applications for the High Speed 2 (a) need to sell scheme and (b) exceptional hardship scheme have been received from constituents in Chesham and Amersham constituency; how many of those applications have been completed with the property now in the ownership of the Government or HS2 Ltd; how many of those properties in the ownership of the Government or HS2 Ltd have been (i) sold, (ii) rented and (iii) remain vacant; for how many of those applications that have been accepted the price has not been agreed; how many of those applications are awaiting a decision on whether they will be accepted; how many of those applications have been rejected; and of those rejected how many times each such application has been rejected and for what reasons.

Answered on

19 January 2016

The information requested is in the table below:

Chesham and Amersham constituency

(a) Need to Sell (NTS) scheme

(b) Exceptional Hardship Scheme (EHS)

Applications received

34

49

Applications accepted

17

12

Applications rejected

8

31

Applications withdrawn

1

6

Applications pending a final decision

8

0

offers made

12

12

offers accepted

10

9

offers declined/no longer active

0

3

Properties acquired

6

9

How many of those properties in the ownership of the Government or HS2 Ltd have been:

(i) sold

0

(ii) rented

10 (with 2 under offer)

(iii) remain vacant

3

(a) Need to Sell (NTS) scheme

(b) Exceptional Hardship Scheme (EHS)

Total number of unsuccessful applications (of which were reapplications)

8 (1)

31 (5)*

Unsuccessful for reasons including criterion 1 (Property Type)

1

1

Unsuccesful for reasons including criterion 2 (Location of property)

2

18

Unsuccesful for reasons including criterion 3 (Effort to Sell and impact of blight)

3

23

Unsuccesful for reasons including criterion 4 (No prior knowledge)

0

0

Unsuccesful for reasons including criterion 5 (NTS-Compelling reason to sell/EHS- Exceptional Hardship)

6

25

*of the five rejected reapplications none are from the same applicant.


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