HS2 High Speed Rail Network
29th January 2013

Details of the next phase of the £32bn HS2 high-speed rail network have been unveiled by the government. The preferred route of phase two goes north from Birmingham along two branches, with new stations at Toton near Nottingham, Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester and Manchester Airport. Prime Minister David Cameron said there were particular benefits to linking the UK’s major cities with high-speed rail. Phase one’s London-Birmingham link has faced considerable opposition. Critics argue that HS2’s predicted economic benefits have been overestimated by the government, and suggest swathes of picturesque countryside will be blighted by the railway. PLS Solicitors have already had a number of clients who are purchasing a property in Cheshire express concern over the HS2 railway and the effect that it will have on property values. Solicitors will have to be extra vigilant going forward to ensure that they carry out the requisite searches, if instructed by the client, to reveal whether the route will pass near the property the client wishes to purchase.

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