Two interesting bits coming out of the great controversy about expanding Heathrow.
First, it seems the developers are thinking about compensation for people losing homes to the tune of 25% above the pre blight level.
Second, that since part of the noise pollution problem of an expanded airport is extra cars getting to the airport, the idea has come from a Parliamentary report (from the Environment Audit Committee) that a legal limit, a volume ceiling, might be put on new traffic levels. Now there's an idea for Sizewell traffic planning.....
Also, this Committee reveals that air pollution limits (note the current European Court order to the UK Government) due in April won't help the developers either.
Readers should note that in the full Stage 2 Sizewell C consultation report there is an announcement that EDF are considering ways to establish a compensation register.
We recall that compensation was ruled out by the Government for householders at Hinkley. Neverthless, the important point remains about Heathrow that planning "blight" has been recognised. What will the lawyers say?
HS2, the big railway project, was also notable for offering compensation for noise and amenity loss along the way and up to 100 metres from the route/the works. This is just media recycled information, not in any sense legally up to scratch.