Industry insights, updates and blogs from our expert team of surveyors

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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HS2 Update – Week 1 of Phase 1 Select Committee Hearing

The Select Committee proceedings began in earnest last week, with the DfT setting out its opening statement (all 37 pages available here). The Committee will no doubt grab some headlines this week when it begins to consider the 24 petitions submitted by parties whom HS2 Limited believe have no locus standi – that is they […]

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HS2 Property Compensation – This week’s decisions and new proposals

Last year HS2 Limited ran a comprehensive (and no doubt costly) consultation process relating to a number of discretionary compensation packages which it proposed to introduce in relation to Phase 1 of the scheme.  Some of the packages were being consulted on for the second time, after the first attempt had been found to be […]

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Recent Case Law Affecting Developers

Arnold White Estates Ltd -v- National Grid Electricity Transmission Plc Disputes relating to wayleaves are rarely seen in the national press.  Even when a payment is made to a landowner for a span of wires in excess of £5 million even then it does not create a major stir.  Added to that is the dispute being […]

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