HS2 property schemes guidance

A guide for property schemes available to people affected by the High Speed Two (HS2) railway.



These guides summarise the property schemes available to people whose land or property may be affected by the construction or operation of the HS2 railway.

HS2 Phase One will run between London and the West Midlands, Phase 2a from the West Midlands to Crewe and Phase 2b from Crewe to Manchester and the West Midlands to Leeds.

You should not apply for any of the schemes available until you have read the guidance and application forms for a particular scheme, which can be found on our dedicated property compensation pages.

You can also contact the HS2 helpdesk for help:

HS2 helpdesk

High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd
Two Snowhill
Snow Hill Queensway

B4 6GA

The helpdesk team are unable to transfer calls internally to HS2 Ltd members of staff.

Published 16 January 2015
Last updated 8 June 2018 + show all updates
  1. Shimmer guidance updated
  2. Guidance for the Shimmer Estate cash offer scheme added
  3. Property scheme guidance updated for Phases One and 2a
  4. Updated to include Phase 2b information
  5. First published.