4th December 2013 - HS2 Compensation Consultation Response Deadline

Responding to HS2 Compensation Consultation

Deadline 4th December 2013

The Court of Appeal ruled that the previous Consultation was so unfair as to be illegal. The new consultation contains proposals for a property bond but as currently proposed it is heavily restricted. The hardship rules applied by HS2 seek to prevent Hyde Heath from receiving compensation in the event we are blighted by HS2. We know that the government are under increasing pressure to submit to a property bond and your response will force them to do this. Since the last consultation, the press, the Treasury Select Committee, The Public Accounts Committee, National Audit Office, Major Projects Committee have all been very critical of the HS2 business case, as have many expert academics and business organisations. We are receiving excellent publicity and we must keep the pressure on. Responding on the Compensation Consultation will do just that. Last time 30,000 responses were obtained, this time we are aiming for 100,000 and we want the people of Hyde Heath to play their part in doing so.

The government are re-running the consultation. YOUR PREVIOUS RESPONSE DOES NOT COUNT ANYMORE. New responses must be in by 4th December 2013. Anyone above Age 16 can respond. You can send 1 response per person. Each of your relatives and friends, even if they are unaffected by the line can respond so call them, explain the compensation consultation and ask if they agree and will allow you to submit a postcard on their behalf.

Ideally a personal written response is best. If you cannot, then Postcards have been provided with the leaflet drop. If you need more, they are available at the Village Shop.

The Society have organised 2 meetings at the Village Hall to assist people to respond in more detail or collect more Postcards or catch up with HS2 news and updates. Please make an effort to attend either of these meetings:

Sunday 24th November 2013 starting 4pm

Thursday 28th November 2013 starting 8pm

We are aiming for 99% of the village to respond to this consultation for the sake of everyone in Hyde Heath.

The attached document from HS2AA provides more information on how to make a more personal response.

E-mail comments direct to 2013hs2propertyconsultation@dialoguebydesign.com

More information on their website at https://2013hs2propertyconsultation.dialoguebydesign.net/


We do not know our future. This is our last chance to get rules in place that will care for everyone in the village for the next 20 years.