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Provides a central source of information, for land owners and land agents affected by High Speed Two (HS2).

HS2 Ltd Claimants Professional Fees

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Environmental Surveys

As we develop the plans for the HS2 railway, we need to build up a clear picture of the local environment. This will help us to create a design for HS2 that limits its environmental effects.

Surveys are an important part of this: they provide a baseline of the current environmental conditions.
Where possible, we work on publicly accessible land, including footpaths and rights of way. However, some surveys involve accessing private land. For this, we need the agreement and cooperation of landowners and property occupiers.

We may require your cooperation and assistance for surveys on your land. This guide provides short descriptions of the different kinds of survey in our programme, including the methods we use and how long they take.

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Farmers and Growers

HS2 Ltd recognises that good communication will assist all parties during the design and construction of the railway.

HS2 Ltd will therefore seek regular engagement with all farmers, landowners and rural business owners on the route. We want to meet with you to discuss:

  • information about the project and the proposed design;
  • detailed proposals for temporary and permanent accommodation works;
  • land restoration and aftercare; and
  • the impact on additional activities, such as fishing and sporting rights, and how best to protect them.

The following guides aim to manage expectations and engender a spirit of co-operation to help farmers prepare for the next stages of the design, construction and operation of the new railway.

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HS2 are committed to engaging with all communities affected by the new railway.

If you would like to know more about what HS2 is doing in your area, you can read our Community Engagement Strategy using the link below. This strategy sets out HS2 Ltd’s approach to community engagement and what it means for those who either live or work within the communities along the line of the new railway.

The strategy includes 10 commitments that we will use as the basis to measure our success. The strategy will help support our thinking, actions and decision making of both our people and our supply chain. Our aspiration is to be a good neighbour every single day, by respecting the people and communities we impact and being sensitive to their needs, earning our social licence to operate.

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    Community engagement strategy

    • External document,
    • 28 pages

Property Purchase Schemes

You may be able to sell your property to the government at its market (‘unblighted’) value if it’s near the proposed High Speed Two (HS2) route.

In addition to the documents below you can also get further guidance on making claims through the HS2 property schemes on the gov.uk website.

Other useful links:

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Phase One and 2a information papers

You can find links to the Phase One information papers and the Phase 2a information papers on the gov.uk website.

Compulsory Purchase

Further information on compulsory purchase, The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) standards and guidance for professionals, and support and advice for consumers can be found on the RICS website.

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