Rural Support Zone (RSZ)
The Rural Support Zone (RSZ) is an area which has been established within Phases 1 and 2a for people who live within an area which starts at the outer border of the Safeguarded Zone and stops 120m from the centre of the line.As a result, properties within this area are not required for the delivery of the route.There are two discretionary schemes available within the RSZ.
- Cash Offer – this is a lump sum payment of 10% of the unblighted Market Value, subject to a minimum £30,000 and maximum payment of £100,000.
This offer provides an alternative to owner occupiers who wish to remain within their community.
- Voluntary Purchase – HS2 Limited will buy the property for 100% of the unblighted Market Value.
Both schemes are available within Phase 1 until one year after the line is first open for public use.Once the line is open those property owners who are within the RSZ will be able to make a claim for Part 1 compensation under the Land Compensation Act 1973.
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