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HS2 update on today's announcement
The dog knows
Guide dog Vance is something of a dab hand at crossing the Waterloo concourse these days. Not only that but, as demonstrated by this...
Marcus Blake and Andrew Tompson discuss the timescale for HS2
The timeline for the HS2 development is now much clearer and in the podcast Marcus Blake discussess the programme that the project will...
The timeline for the HS2 development is now much clearer and in the podcast Marcus Blake discussess the programme that the project will follow. This will be of interest to proeprty owners close to the route in particular. The timeline is: Early 2012 HS2 will shortly be writing to all owners of the property that are very close to the proposed line of the route to inform them of the Government’s decision, and the potential need for compulsory purchase of property. Spring 2012 HS2 have announced that they plan to open a 12 week Consultation on the Compensation Proposals and the safeguarding of Phase 1 (London to West Midlands) route. This will enable them to finalise the Government’s approach on blight policy. We are not certain of the exact of the content of this consultation document but Berrys will be able to provide professional advice in due course when greater detail is known on the consultation process. Summer 2012 HS2 will have their agreed compensation policy in place. They will also commence a comprehensive land referencing exercise to identify and confirm all property interests affected by the route. This will be followed by HS2 discussing with individual property owners the particular circumstances concerning their property, plus the process and arrangements that will apply regarding the potential future acquisition of all (or part of) their property. Autumn 2012 This is the targeted time for safeguarding of HS2 route and is likely to trigger the end of the Exceptional Hardship Scheme. At the same time HS2 is likely to introduce a streamlined advance purchase scheme to simplify the statutory process for many property owners. Spring 2013 Consultation on environmental statement for Phase 1. Late 2013 Introduction of a Hybrid Bill to provide necessary powers to construct and operate Phase 1 of the railway. Early 2014 Consultation of preferred route for Phase 2. Late 2014 Government announcement of the chosen route for Phase 2. 2015 – 2016 On the currently anticipated programme, construction will start around 2016, and it is unlikely that any property will be required before 2015 at the earliest. It will be possible for individuals to bring the date of acquisition forward if they wish to do so – mainly under the implementation of blight provisions.
Ambience aboard a bus to Vauxhall including the driver dangerously failing to warn me that he'd stopped on the wrong side of the road
It starts as a normal, and frankly rather boring, recording of a bus journey without commentary. However, upon arrival at Vauxhall bus...
Good friends. Good Times. Good Memories. Take Care of Youself @brendaboo3033 This is your song
Me singing (forgive me). Time with @brendaboo3033 good music Your song.
#Febooary2015 Day19 - Money. #febooary #2015 #day18 #money
Ah my friend.. you know I'd pick you up on the way over ! we'd have a ball :)
Dumped at the first sniff of money...
I'd have to pass it on personally Adrian . so let me think ... Birmingham UK ☔️. or Rockford USA ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️ Be seein ya Cat
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WHERE TO FIND THE TORCH TODAY
THE TORCH IS BACK IN THE AREA TODAY FIND OUT WHERE AND WHEN ITS GUNNA PASS BY WILL IT AFFECT YOU? PLENTY OF ROAD CLOUSURES AND DELAYS...
Phaffin about: The Henry Ford, listening history lesson. Fun listen
An audio commentary of The Henry Ford Museum from museum recordings and docents.
What will you be doing when the torch passes?
Speaking to some Mums in the park!
Guide dog route to the Tube
Venice weekend: Smooth arrival at Heathrow Terminal 5
Back in Blighty, mum and I made a beeline for passport control, baggage reclaim and finally the taxi rank for a ride back to Richmond....
Limoges: avenue Jean Jaurès 2
trafic routier, ambiance urbaine, paroles, rires
What's happening around the torch route?
The employees of the Beanscene cafe across from Kelvingrove museum told us what they are planning to do for the torch.