HS2 spends £600m on route properties

Properties costing £600m have been acquired by HS2, according to a Freedom of Information request. The FOI request, made by the StopHS2 organisation, showed that HS2 has bought 902 properties along the route between 2011 and 2018, according to the BBC. The publication also said that campaigners had criticised the company’s treatment of homeowners, whose properties they said were undervalued. The highest price paid for any property was Whatcroft Hall in Cheshire, bought from comedian John Bishop for £6.8m. The £56... You can carry on reading TheBusinessDesk.com for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...