Today I had a meeting with two local residents to discuss how my team and I can help them with compensation and mitigation in relation to HS2. I am absolutely committed to supporting everyone who is affected by HS2 in Broxtowe, and I am here to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Please do contact me if you believe that I can help you with this, writing 'HS2 Compensation' in the subject line.
On Wednesday (15th of April) the HS2 Minister, Andrew Stephenson, gave ‘notice to proceed’, in other words the green light, that marks the formal approval for the main construction works to begin on Phase One of HS2. My priority as well as the Government’s is to combat the spread of coronavirus and beat it, but as the Minister said: “we cannot delay work on our long-term plan to level up the country.” To ensure that the views of the people of Broxtowe were expressed, I had a virtual meeting with Jason Pacey, Senior Engagement Manager, and Chris Pateman, Area Manager, for the southern half of the Birmingham to Leeds leg (Phase 2b). I raised concerns shared with me from people in Broxtowe with about HS2 with them and we discussed the following topics as well as others:
- Derby Road Bridge (Stapleford to Sandiacre)
- The route through Trowell, Strelley and Nuthall
- The Hub Station at Toton
- Mitigation and the Compensation Statutory Blight scheme
For the Government’s guidance and frequently asked questions about Compensation Statutory Blight scheme click here. The overall position was that the route going through our community is subject to the National Infrastructure Commission’s Rail Needs Assessment for the Midlands and the North and the Integrated Rail Plan. I will be working with the people of Broxtowe to ensure that you receive all the mitigation and the compensation you deserve and are entitled to because I am here to serve you and your families.