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High Speed 2 Railway Line: Stafford

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 121432, tabled on 8 January 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many houses in Stafford constituency have been purchased by the (a) Need to Sell scheme, (b) Statutory Blight scheme, (c) Express Purchase scheme and (d) other schemes since each scheme was launched; and what the average cost is of each such purchase.

Answered on

16 January 2018

The number and average value of houses purchased in the Stafford constituency broken down by HS2 scheme is as follows

HS2 Scheme

Number of Homes Purchased

Average Value of Purchase

Exceptional Hardship Scheme (Note 1)

15

£404,147

Need to Sell

7

£403,428

Statutory Blight

6

£614,167

Rural Support Zone Voluntary Purchase

2

£420,000

Note 1 - In May 2016 the Exceptional Hardship Scheme was withdrawn for the Phase 2a section of HS2 when the Need to Sell scheme was confirmed for this part of the route.