Draft Environmental Statement

The Draft Environment Statement has now been published.


This consultation closes on 11 July 2013 and gives you the opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts assessed along the Phase One London to West Midlands line of route, as well as the measures identified for managing and reducing them.

The first phase of HS2, the planned high speed railway between London, the West Midlands, Manchester and Leeds moved another step forward today (16 May 2013) with the launch of consultations on the project’s draft Environmental statement (ES) and proposed design refinement.

The draft ES sets out HS2 Ltd’s current thinking on plans to integrate the line into the landscape using the very latest design and construction methods, both during building and operation.

The design refinement consultation is an opportunity to comment on the most significant proposed changes to the design of phase one of the scheme between London and Birmingham. The refinement, some of which has been made following representations from individuals and organisations

To view the Draft Environmental Statement please visit http://www.hs2.org.uk/draft-environmental-statement