HS2 Phase Two

What does 2018 have in store for the infrastructure and housing sectors?

This time last year our MD Jonathan Stott wrote an article looking at what 2017 held in store, including these forecasts which have since come to pass: 1 – The hybrid Bill for HS2 Phase 1 would finally achieve Royal Assent (and construction would begin); 2 – The Neighbourhood Planning Bill would be enacted; 3 – […]

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HS2 North route

The cost of HS2 could well rise beyond current predictions due to a “property inertia” on the northern section of the route which is set to cost millions more than needed. Land and property holders in the major cities affected by the second half of HS2 have signalled their willingness to sell their assets to […]

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No clawing back HS2 costs through regeneration opportunities

The Government will not be able to claw back any of the £55bn projected costs on HS2 through regeneration opportunities created by the scheme, following a decision by MPs. Jonathan Stott, Managing Director of Gateley Hamer with significant experience working for businesses affected by HS2, said MPs has rubber-stamped changes recently proposed by the House […]

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HS2 Phase 2 and what the latest announcement means

The top half of the inverted ‘Y’ that represents Phase 2 of the High Speed 2 network was safeguarded by the Government yesterday. Over a year later than originally planned, the Government has moved another step closer to finalising the alignment for the route between Birmingham and Manchester to the west and Sheffield and Leeds […]

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Keeping track of HS2 – November 2015

Welcome to our November 2015 bulletin on a day that Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, has made a number of important announcements about Phase 2a of the project, between Fradley and Crewe, and Phase 2 to Manchester and Leeds

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HS2 Phase Two – Refined route to be announced later this year

The proposals for Phase Two of High Speed 2 may appear to have taken a back seat during recent months, as the focus has been on the Phase One Select Committee hearings.  However, landowners and businesses who may be affected by the proposed routes to Leeds and Manchester would be well advised to keep a […]

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