21 Aug

HS2 delivery company spent £600m buying up properties on route

Comedian John Bishop and PM’s father sold their homes as part of compensation schemeThe comedian John Bishop has been one of HS2’s most outspoken critics – and may presumably be delighted that its future is in doubt – but he has also banked a big profit from the project.Bishop’s Georgian-style country mansion in Cheshire was one of more than 900 residential properties, farms and tracts of land on the route that were bought by the company responsible for delivering the project between 2011 and 2018 for a total of almost £600m. Continue reading…

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