Impact assessment

HS2 Phase 2b safeguarding impact assessment

Impact assessment for safeguarding of the HS2 Phase 2b route between Crewe and Manchester, and West Midlands and Leeds.



The benefits of safeguarding are that it will reduce the risk of developers potentially making investments that subsequently cannot progress or have to be compulsorily purchased if High Speed Two (HS2) ultimately proceeds (at a cost to the taxpayer).

Compulsory purchase rules include compensation for genuine development potential so safeguarding should not lead to landowners failing to benefit from potential compensation.

Published 15 November 2016
Last updated 29 September 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated impact assessment uploaded
  2. First published.