For property owners who require further information on HS2 safeguarding and serving a Blight Notice.
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As well as helping to protect the land needed to construct and operate High Speed Two (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 the guidance on this page prior to serving a Blight Notice.
To find out if your property is within the safeguarding area please check the HS2 safeguarding page.
Published: 9 July 2013
Updated: 27 September 2017
- Phase 2a guidance updated
- Updated 2b guidance
- Updated version of 'HS2 Phase One statutory blight and express purchase: a guide for property owners' uploaded to page to replace existing document.
- First published.