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HS2 route protected from future developments

The development of a new High Speed rail line between London and the West Midlands has taken a step forward today.

The Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin, has announced that the route is to be protected from future developments which may conflict with the planned rail line.

It allows people living near the proposed HS2 route from London to the West Midlands, living in the so-called 'safe-guard' area, to apply to the Government to buy their homes.

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