Following the election, the situation is still unclear as to who will form the next government, and what will happen with the proposed High Speed Rail link.
This means the property blight associated with the proposed route will continue for a long time to come.
It is even more important that the proposed Exceptional Hardship Scheme is made fairer.
If you haven’t already taken part in the consultation, please take a few minutes to answer the questions and send in your reply by the consultation deadline of 20th May. You can add a printout out of the alternative scheme suggested by HS2 Action Alliance.
In addition, why not write a letter to the new Secretary of State for transport – whoever that might be – asking that they announce as soon as possible that the deadline for replies on the Exceptional Hardship Scheme is extended by several weeks.