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... For the full story register now for free or login below...