§ Lord Dixon
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will provide additional compensation to homeowners whose properties are close to the planned new Tyne tunnel to take account of its effect on property prices in the area. [HL3831]
§ Lord Whitty
The land compensation code makes provision for those who are affected by public development. The code is principally laid down in the Land Compensation Acts of 1961 and 1973, the Compulsory Purchase Act 1965 and the Planning and Compensation Act 1991. There is no provision for any additional compensation over and above the terms of that code.
As promoters of a second Tyne crossing, the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Authority will advise on individual claims for compensation.