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Now that the Phase 1 Hybrid Bill and Environmental Statement has been published, what should you do next on HS2?
The High Speed 2 (HS2) Bill London – West Midlands (the Bill) had its first reading in Parliament on Monday 25 November 2013. It was accompanied by an environmental statement (ES) and supporting documentation that amounts to approximately 50,000 pages.
To understand the full effects of HS2 on your land and interests on a temporary and permanent basis it will be necessary to review this documentation. Even if land is not being taken, the construction impacts could be severe.
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The consultation on further reforms to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) closed in May 2013. The Government has now published its response to the consultation. View full briefing
High Speed 2: The proposed property compensation scheme
On 12 September 2013 the Government announced the latest consultation on the proposed compensation scheme for properties affected by the High Speed 2 rail network (HS2). View full briefing
Latest edition of QuarterDay
Quarter Day Issue 95
Break notices: when "must" means "maybe"; Take it or leave it: recent guidance on removing tenant's fixtures; CRAR: distressing times just around the corner for landlords; Adverse possession: when can a former tenant obtain ownership of land?; Periodic tenancy or tenancy at will: the risks of not formally documenting a tenant's occupation View full briefing