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HS2: chugging towards its final destination

The government has now issued its formal response to the House of Lords’ special report on the hybrid bill for HS2, issued in December.  Whilst much of this relates to specific petitioners it also includes some important changes to the bill relating to the government’s powers of compulsory purchase, compensation and engagement with landowners. From

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Politics and Property: Jackie Newstead interviews Steven Norris

The political landscape has seen some seismic changes of late. Jackie Newstead, our Global Head of Real Estate, talks to Steven Norris, former Conservative minister and current Chairman of BNP Paribas Real Estate UK and Soho Estates, about the new political agenda and what this means for the real estate industry. In a series of

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HS2: on track or running out of steam?

The HS2 project attracted renewed controversy last week when Lord Mandelson described the project as an “expensive mistake” and likely to damage the northern regions of England it is intended to help. Mandelson’s intervention is significant because he was closely involved in the last government’s initial launch of the scheme; his change of heart suggests

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HS2 on Track with Proposed Northern Route

The controversial HS2 scheme is making headlines again as the Government unveils details of the proposed northern route of the high speed railway. Phase Two of HS2 will extend Britain’s new high speed rail network north from Birmingham to Manchester and Leeds.  There are to be five new stations on the £33 billion Phase Two