Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has said he hopes a package of compensation will ease the concerns of those living near the planned route of the HS2 rail scheme.
“I completely understand the concerns and anxieties of those living near the line and it is only right that those people are properly looked after," Mr McLoughlin said as the compensation scheme was announced.
“I believe this package of compensation and assistance will enable us to help people more. But I want to get it absolutely right, so I am asking for further views on some aspects before we finalise the plans.
“HS2 will transform many people’s lives for the better, but where its impacts are less positive we will do all we can to provide the right help and assistance.”
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