New roads force people from their homes
The Agency has been allowed to buy properties that get in the way of proposed road schemes since 1995 - during which time it has issued 1776 compulsory purchase orders.
However, figures obtained by the Liberal Democrats reveal that just 6% of the properties bought were demolished, with 63% sold on.
Liberal Democrat MP Norman Baker said: 'It seems clear that in many cases people have been forced out of their homes for no good reason.'
A Highways Agency spokesman, said: 'If a scheme does not go ahead, a dwelling will be considered surplus and sold at market value.'
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