The Government has delayed a major consultation exercise aimed at deciding how much people living along the route of HS2 should be paid for the disruption and loss of value to homes the project will cause.
The £32 billion scheme will see a new high speed line from London to Birmingham through Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
It was to have started in May but has now been postponed until September.
Under current proposals those hit might have to wait until the line is built in 2027 before they can claim.
But following massive protests the Government announced a review which is now delayed.
Ministers say they need more time to look at the options.
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