This page includes answers to the most frequently asked questions received by members of the East-West team at Howes Percival.
Please email east-west@howespercival.com if you cannot find the answer to your question here.

Q. What is the East-West Growth Corridor?

The East West Corridor is that part of Central England from Oxford to Cambridge encompassing the Silverstone cluster, Milton Keynes and Northampton which lies at the heart of the UK’s fast growing high value knowledge based businesses. It has been recognised that these areas already demonstrate higher than average growth year on year.

Q. Who is affected by the East West Rail and Expressway?

The proposed government plans will affect landowners, agents, land agents, employers, property owners and business owners. You will want to know what the rail plans mean for you, your employees and your business.

  • Is time to sell my land and property option interests?
  • How do I take advantage of the CPO and remuneration scheme and learn more about compensation?
  • How can I find out more information without committing myself?

Q. What do I do if I own land or hold property options in the affected areas?

If you own land or hold property options in the affected areas of the new rail link, you will need to plan ahead and decide what actions you need to prepare for.

  • What is the impact going to be for my land or property?
  • Will the value of my land or asset decrease and to what extent?
  • How does the Compulsory Purchase Order operate; and What compensation am I entitled to and what is the process?
  • What are the implications for my business?

The geographical area most likely to be affected is regions of Bedfordshire, North Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire. We see it affecting land in the immediate areas around Bedford, Willington, Tempsford, Sandy and Potton, Gamlingay and into West Cambridge.

Landowners are likely to be concerned about the proposed route as it will affect land and property values and future developments. Understand the CPO process and the options available. Learn how to claim government compensation. Know your rights with regards to noise from the rail line and its construction Know the implications of rights of way, boundary disputes and disputed land ownership.

In the first instance contact our team: east-west@howespercival.com on Tel: 01908 672682

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