A government drive to progress infrastructure developments has prompted a rash of construction projects and significant changes to compulsory purchase legislation. As well as the £42.6bn HS2 rail link, the government has committed £15bn to major road construction and improvement projects by 2020. There are also more localised projects such as two multibillion-pound power supply projects in Kent and Lincolnshire, which have already taken swathes of farm land. See also: Compulsory purchase: How landowners can protect their rights Thousands of farmers […]