The government have published a new and improved range of compensation schemes for those that could be affected by the proposed HS2 rail route.
Having listened to feedback and suggestions, measures for property owners and occupiers along the route have been examined and revised.
The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said:
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.
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.