Farmers may not get their land back, despite HS2 being ditched
Date of alert:
Friday, 6 October 2023
Land and farming organisations are demanding fair treatment for those who have already had land taken by HS2 Ltd between Birmingham and Manchester, now that plans to extend the high speed rail line have been dropped.
The decision to abandon phase two of the project and redirect the £36bn allocated to other transport and infrastructure programmes was made by prime minister Rishi Sunak at the Conservative Party conference on Wednesday (4 October).
But according to Country Land and Business Association (CLA) president Mark Tufnell, not all of his members would welcome the news.