Email from HS2 Ltd to us today:
As I’m sure you are aware, the preferred route for Phase Two of the HS2 scheme has been announced today. The announcement includes the Government’s decision to suspend work on the Heathrow Spur until the options from the independent commission on airport capacity are published, which is expected to be 2015.
The spur is therefore not planned to be part of the Phase Two consultation. However, the Government is publishing the route to Heathrow that HS2 Ltd recommended, and this can be found on our website here:
Although the spur is not part of the of the preferred route for Phase Two, applications from property owners affected by it will be considered under Phase Two’s proposed Exceptional Hardship Scheme.