Environmental Statement consultation period extended to 27th February 2014

An extension to respond to the HS2 Environmental Statement consultation deadline has been granted by Parliament after the discovery of more than 800 missing pages from the original document.

The House of Commons Standing Orders Committee has decided that if the HS2 Hybrid Bill is to proceed, the deadline for making comments on the Environmental Statement must be extended to 27 February, and that a fresh notice advertising the new deadline must be placed in all the local newspapers that carried the initial advertisement.

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