Caroline Spelman MP urges Government for proper compensation for landowners affected by HS2 changes.

Caroline Spelman, MP for the Meriden Constituency is urging the Government to compensate landowners, whose property would be compulsorily purchased under some changes to the HS2 requirements.

The Rail Minister, Robert Goodwill, announced that car parking land in the parish of Hampton-in-Arden at the National Motorcycle Museum would no longer be needed by HS2. Although there are still pieces of land in that parish, and Berkswell parish that are due to be used, the exclusion of the car parking land marks a significant exemption. In addition there will now be an extension to the petitioning process to cover those affected by the changes.

Caroline said; “I want to be sure my constituents, who are newly affected will have the possibility to petition, so I welcome the extension to the petitioning process for them.”