HS2 in Hansard 20/05/2013

High Speed 2 Railway Line

Andrew Bridgen: To ask the Secretary of State for

Transport what assessment he has made of the effect of

High Speed 2 on forests and woodland. [R] [155532]

Mr Simon Burns: The draft Environmental Statement

published on 16 May 2013 assesses the impact on

forests and woodland on a local basis. The permanent

route-wide effect on forestry land is currently being

assessed and this assessment will continue to be refined

up to the deposit of the formal Environmental Statement,

alongside the hybrid Bill later this year.