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HS2 consultation on Phase 2a about to close

The HS2 consultation on Phase 2a property compensation and assistance proposals is due end shortly and those wishing to make their thoughts known have until Thursday 25th February to submit their views.

Seven consultation events were held during January and gave people the opportunity to speak to property, environment and engineering specialists about the specifics of the government proposals for compensation and support for those property owners who live along this section.

Despite the consultation not being a statutory requirement, the government will undertake the process in an effort to ensure on-going engagement with the scheme.

The responses to the consultation will be examined independently over the coming months and be used to help the government to decide on introducing a package of long-term assistance and compensation schmes for Phase 2a in spring.

HS2 Ltd’s Head of Community and Stakeholder engagement for Phase Two, Stephen McFarlane said: “These events gave people the opportunity to find out more about the Government’s proposals for compensation and assistance for Phase 2a of HS2, between the West Midlands and Crewe.

“We were delighted with the attendance and the public’s willingness to engage with us at the events. However, I’d like to encourage as many people as possible to have their voices heard through responding formally to this consultation.