Property and compensation event programme to continue in 2013

19 December 2012

The information event programme providing details of the Government’s property compensation proposals for homes and businesses affected by the new London/West Midlands high speed rail link has successfully concluded for the year.

The final two events of 2012 took place last week in Kenilworth and at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium in Aylesbury. The last eight events in the 22 date programme will now be held next month before the consultation closes on 31 January.

The information days are an opportunity for local people living near the proposed route to discuss compensation measures with property experts from HS2 Ltd and the Department for Transport (DfT). They can also look at large-scale maps of the route and pick up factsheets on the various compensation proposals.

Clinton Leeks, HS2 Ltd External and Parliamentary Relations Director, said:

"Our information events have proven to be a valuable way for people who may be affected by HS2 to find out more details about the compensation to which they could be entitled.

"There are significant national benefits from the new high speed rail network, as it will free up space on our overcrowded railway, connect up our major cities, create jobs and boost the economy. But it is only fair that people who will be directly affected are adequately compensated.

"These events have helped many hundreds of people who have come along to get a better understanding of what the compensation proposals are."

Property and Compensation events schedule:

Week beginning Monday 10 December

1. Kenilworth – 11.12.12

2. Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Aylesbury – 15.12.12

January 2013

1. Water Orton - 5.1.13

2. Hints, Tamworth – 8.1.13

3. Chipping Warden – 9.1.13

4. Calvert Green – 11.1.13

5. Wendover – 12.1.13

6. Offchurch – 15.1.13

7. Brackley – 16.1.13

8. Lichfield – 18.1.13

Full details here on the Property and Compensation information event programme -

http://highspeedrail.dft.gov.uk/consultations/property-compensation-london-to-west-midlands/events

To discuss any of these events please contact the HS2 Ltd press office.

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