Homeowners Affected By HS2 Will Be Able To Apply For Compensation

Many residents face losing their homes...


A Manchester MP has claimed that the controversial HS2 train track will bring 25,000 jobs to the city. 

Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, Mike Kane, Labour MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East said:

“Today’s announcement that HS2 has been given the green light will provide huge opportunity for our region.

"A new station at Manchester Airport will allow capacity to grow from 25 million passengers to 40 million over the next 10 years.

"This addition of another major development at Airport City alongside Amazon and DHL will enable local people to be able to share in the economic regeneration with this announcement creating 25,000 jobs and 2,000 apprenticeships.”

However, the jobs boost could come at the expense of many people's homes. Those living in a 'safeguarding area' will be notified on Wednesday and will be able to apply for compensation. 

How will the new HS2 line affect you? Let us know in the comment section. 

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James Fenton

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