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Shimmer Estate will be demolished to make way for the HS2 railway
Shimmer Estate will be demolished to make way for the HS2 railway
24th Jul 2017

Although the Department of Transport advise that only 16 properties on the Shimmer Estate will be demolished to make way for the HS2 railway, the newly confirmed plans indicate that a much greater number of houses are likely to be affected.

HS2 Phase 2b Announcement – Extension to Leeds and Manchester
HS2 Phase 2b Announcement – Extension to Leeds and Manchester
17th Jul 2017

Whilst the preferred route of Phase 2b was safeguarded in November 2016, today’s announcement serves to remove any uncertainty regarding the actual fulfilment of the Phase 2b plans, whilst providing absolute clarity concerning the government’s intentions for the project.

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Roger Hannah & Co – Hits No 2 Nationwide
10th Jul 2017

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Appointing a Compulsory Purchase Advisor
Appointing a Compulsory Purchase Advisor
17th Mar 2017

For a property owner affected by either High Speed 2 or any other Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO), it is critical that they have confidence in the professional appointed to advise them.

Royal Assent for HS2
Royal Assent for HS2
24th Feb 2017

This marks the end of a long parliamentary timetable effectively started in 2010 with the first round of public consultation before the decision to proceed with HS2 was made in January 2012.

HS2 Phase 2 Announcement
HS2 Phase 2 Announcement
15th Nov 2016

The Government has set out its preferred route for the northern phase of HS2 which will run from Crewe to Manchester and the West Midlands into Leeds. There does however remain hesitancy in how to deal with ....

Significant Uncertainty Remains
Significant Uncertainty Remains
16th Sep 2016

MPs are not convinced that Phase 1 of HS2, London to Birmingham, will open at the end of 2026, as planned.

High Speed 2 Update December 2015
High Speed 2 Update December 2015
2nd Dec 2015

On 30th November the Government and HS2 Limited confirmed the route of Phase 2 from Fradley in Leicestershire to Crewe in Cheshire and issued safeguarding directions for what is referred to as Phase 2a. This step follows the Chancellor’s announcement last week that the route from the West Midlands to Crewe will be opened six years earlier than planned in 2027.

HS2 Limited Autumn Update
HS2 Limited Autumn Update
28th Sep 2015

Last week HS2 Limited issued a series of progress updates for sections of the route, principally for Phase 1 (London to Birmingham) but also for Phase 2 (Birmingham to Leeds / Manchester and beyond).

HS2 Update 18 June 2015
HS2 Update 18 June 2015
19th Jun 2015

The Government has confirmed that construction will begin on Phase 1 of HS2 in 2017.

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