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High Speed 2 Railway Line: Compulsory Purchase

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 153280, tabled on 11 February 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Compulsory Purchase Notices have been issued in relation to Phase 1 of High Speed Two; and what estimate he has made of the number that are still required for completion of Phase 1.

Answered on

22 February 2021

As of 31 January 2021, the Secretary of State for Transport has executed General Vesting Declarations (GVD) for permanent acquisition of 362 pieces of land or properties, by serving 4,060 notices on the interests in that land or those properties.

HS2 Ltd has 66.5 square kilometres (plus 2.2 square kilometres of subsoil) within act limits; reviewing and forecasting land requirements is an on-going process whilst design and construction plans continue.