High Speed 2 – statutory guidance

HS2 safeguarding for property owners

For property owners who require further information on HS2 safeguarding and serving a Blight Notice


As well as helping to protect the land needed to construct and operate HS2, the safeguarding directions also trigger something known as ‘Statutory Blight’.

‘Statutory Blight’ is when a property owner is within the safeguarded area and may be eligible to serve a Blight Notice asking the Secretary of State for Transport to buy their property prior to it being needed for construction of HS2.

Please ensure you have read guidance above prior to serving a Blight Notice.

Safeguarding maps

To find out if your property is within the safeguarding area please check the HS2 safeguarding page.