The Government is yet to respond to the most recent consultation it ran on a long-term compensation package for those adversely affected by High Speed 2.
At the moment, the only compensation available to those whose properties are adversely affected by the project but not eligible for compulsory purchase is the Exceptional Hardship Scheme.
The Exceptional Hardship Scheme is open to applicants who – for reasons of exceptional hardship – have a pressing need to sell their property, but have been unable to do so (except at a substantially reduced rate) as a direct result of the plan to build High Speed 2.
The Guidance notes and application form, published by the Government, are available here:
John Bercow MP’s advice for applicants to the Exceptional Hardship Scheme is available here:
You can see John Bercow MP’s response to the recent compensation consultation here: