Peter Delow, at HS2 and the Environment, is putting up a series of articles looking at the consultations on Compensation and Safeguarding. These are well worth reading if you have yet to submit a consultation response (deadline 31st January).
The first four are:
Keeping things safe – The Property & Compensation Consultation, part 1
The folks at HS2 Ltd are really big on drawing lines on maps and have just issued a whole new set for our delectation. These maps are designed to inform the public consultation on the proposed HS2 property compensation provisions.
A bit on the side – The Property & Compensation Consultation, part 2
…In this blog I shall complete the description of the HS2 safeguarding proposals that I began in my blog Keeping things safe (posted 29 Dec 2012) and explain the proposals for a further, non-statutory area that HS2 Ltd has drawn on the maps supporting the public consultation on the proposed HS2 property compensation provisions….
Crumbs of comfort – The Property & Compensation Consultation, part 3
Until I started researching the statutory provisions for compensation that apply in the UK for the public consultation that was held on the Exceptional Hardship Scheme in 2010, I didn’t realise just how limited is the relief offered. As well as the limited scope of the provisions, there is also a question of timing. Some of the provisions for HS2 will come into place when the safeguarding directions that I mentioned in my blog Keeping things safe (posted 29 Dec 2012) are made, but the full suite of measures will not all be available until one year after HS2 Phase 1 has been in operation – currently scheduled to be 2027.
A few crumbs more – The Property & Compensation Consultation, part 4
In my blog Crumbs of comfort (posted 4 Jan 2013) I described the way that the compensation due to a householder whose property is subject to a compulsory purchase order is calculated. In this blog I will look at a way that statute provides to pre-empt such an order and the compensation provisions available to a householder living near to a development, but whose property is not required to be compulsorily purchased.