People affected by the first phase of the high speed rail line from London to the West Midlands are being offered compensation.
The government has today announced compensation packages which it says are generous and will significantly go beyond statutory requirements.
This includes a committment to buy owner-occupied homes closest to the route. However, those against the route say the move is 'an attempt to buy off the opposition'.
"While we are pleased that after two and a half years, the Government has finally recognised the damage HS2 is causing to communities along the route, we see this as a cynical, uncosted attempt to buy off the opposition to the project, and it will not work."
An influential group of MPs says the DfT has failed to present 'a convincing strategic case' for HS2.
Campaigners say they hope to put plans for HS2 through the Midlands back to square one as they prepare to go to the High Court tomorrow.
Campaigners from HS2 Action Alliance are heading to London tomorrow to take on the Government at the Court of Appeal.