publisded in Evening Standard,
Tuesday, 4 November 2014
Cross-party group calls for fair HS2 compensation for Londoners
A cross-party group of MPs and councils has called on the Government to deliver a "fair deal for London" on compensation for the HS2 rail line. They claim that people living in urban areas are not being treated as fairly as those in rural areas, where pay-outs are being offered to residents living up to 300 metres from the tracks. Sarah Hayward, the leader of Camden Council, said the capital faced a "decade of disruption" and the Fair Deal for London Alliance wants replacement housing for those in homes rendered uninhabitable during construction.