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PAC slam High Speed 2 project

The proposed High Speed 2 project has come under criticism from the Public Accounts Committee
The proposed High Speed 2 project has come under criticism from the Public Accounts Committee Credit: HS2 Ltd

Plans for the construction of the controversial high speed 2 rail project have been dealt another blow today after a report from the Public Accounts Committee deemed that the Department of Transport has yet to present a convincing case to justify the heavy investment.

The proposed rail network is planned to cut through parts of Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire and is estimated to cost upwards of 40 billion pounds.

HS2 leaves 97 year old's home worthless

There are new fears over the value of homes along the route of the proposed High Speed Two rail link. A house in Turweston, Buckinghamshire has been valued for a mortgage and found to be worthless.

It's left its elderly owner - Elfrieder Harper-Tarr who's in a care home unable to sell it and desperately needing to pay for care fees.

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Elderly woman's house left worthless after High Speed Two plans

Elfrieder Harper-Tarr can't sell her home
Elfrieder Harper-Tarr can't sell her home Credit: ITV Anglia

There are new fears over the value of homes along the route of the proposed High Speed Two rail link. A house in Turweston in Buckinghamshire has been valued for a mortgage and found to be worthless.

It's left the elderly owner - Elfrieder Harper-Tarr unable to sell it and desperately needing to pay for care fees

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