MP to fight for HS2 residents' compensation

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A Tory MP has said he will do all he can to fight for his constituents' right to claim compensation for losses stemming from the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail development.

Michael Fabricant, who represents Barton-under-Needwood in parliament, said many residents in the area have already suffered because tracks are slated to pass near their home, according to the Burton Mail.

This is not only expected to cause moderate noise disruption, but may also reduce property sell-on values to the tune of tens of thousands of pounds.

Mr Fabricant commented: "I am totally opposed to HS2 as it is currently constituted and will not support the main legislation when it comes before the house at the end of the year."

Other areas have also seen significant opposition to the project, which is due to start construction in 2017. 

The town of Knutsford, which sits in chancellor George Osborne's Tatton constituency, has recently seen protests about the planned route of HS2 trains, which will go very close to properties in the area.

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