HS2: NFU's day-long session at Select Committee

HS1 site visit, Kent, June 14, high speed rail, HS2_23107

The NFU gave evidence to the Select Committee in the House of Lords on Tuesday 5 July in a full day's session.

This was the second time the NFU has given evidence, and gave us a chance to further explain the far-reaching impact of the proposed HS2 scheme on our members and farmers from London to the West Midlands.

In all, there were 24 different topics were covered at the committee hearing.

Slides and a list of assurances given to the NFU are attached as 'Related Documents' at the bottom of this page. You will need to log-in as an NFU member to view the documents.

1.    General Slides – availability of land and demand
2.    Time limits within the Bill for Planning Permission
3.    Time Limits within the BILL for Compulsory Acquisition
4.    Duty of Care – promptly remedy any damage
5.    Basic Loss Payments
6.    Interest on late payments
7.    Clause 48 – regeneration and development
8.    Capital Gains Tax
9.    Inheritance Tax
10.    Stamp Duty Land tax
11.    VAT
12.    Replacement Buildings and planning
13.    Hedgerows
14.    Land take for mitigation
15.    Use of roads
16.    Temporary possession for maintenance
17.    Rights of entry for surveys
18.    Access to severed land
19.    Conduits for utility services
20.    Field drainage
21.    Soil management
22.    Water supply
23.    Bunds and sustainable placement
24.    Access to Stoneleigh Park

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