THIS IS HS2'S OWN PUBLICITY 

 

Generally, I'm in favour of the project but have a hard job believing that load of tripe! 

What is HS2

HS2 is a state-of-the-art, high-speed line critical for the UK’s low carbon transport future. It will provide much-needed rail capacity across the country, and is integral to rail projects in the North and Midlands – helping rebalance the UK economy.

I THINK WE ALL KNOW IT WILL BE A TYPICAL BRITISH FUDGE UP!

 

OVER PRICED JOB'S FOR THE BOYS CONTRACTS, UNDER SPECIFIED AND LATE

 

AND THEY'RE WRECKING THE CHILTERNS TO DO IT!

 

 

I own a bungalow in the path of the HS2 line - in fact, the construction drawings have the two tunnels some 30 odd metres directly below it, very few properties in the area are so badly affected. 

I ask you candidly - would you want to buy it? 

 

I've been offered £50 compensation plus another £250 if I want to engage a professional surveyor - but they have served a Compulsory Purchase Order for the subsoil regardless. 

 

IS THIS FAIR?  

 

Initially - they held "Roadshows" in areas along the proposed route - aimed at winning folk over to the true AWE of the project. There were many battles and conspiracies among politicians and business people likely to benefit - make what you will about that!

 

Once Royal Assent was granted for the Act of Parliament - giving the scheme total legal approval - their gloves came off! All their letters begin - we are empowered by the Secretary of State for Transport - this means - complain all you like but we're fireproof!

 

HS2 don't answer letters - they love sending them, huge tomes, every one a masterpiece of legalistic jargon - but they ignore all questions. 

 

A FRIEND HAD THE M25 GO THROUGH HIS FARM - HE'S NOW RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ANIMAL THAT MANAGES TO TRESPASS ON THE MOTOWAY - FOREVER!  THAT LEGAL LIABILITY CAME WITH HIS "COMPENSATION"

 

SO WHAT SECRET PROBLEMS ARE ATTACHED TO THAT £50?  I'M NOT ACCEPTING UNTIL IT'S EXPLAINED IN FULL!