HS2 select committee comments on Environmental Statement

The chair of the HS2 Select Committee has this week made some interim observations on route-wide issues from petitions already heard.

In his statement, Mr Robert Syms said: “On the Environmental Statement, we found the session with Warwickshire County Council very useful in clarifying expectations and allowing certain helpful explanations and positions to be put on record.”

The full statement can be read here: http://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/hs2/Statement/09.12.14_Chair%20s%20speech.pdf

These comments relate to the submission by Nathalie Lieven QC, on behalf of Warwickshire County Council to the select committee on October 28.

In it, Mrs Lieven outlines the questions of the adequacy of the initial Environmental Statement. The full county council submission can be read in this transcript: http://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/hs2/oral-evidence/281014_Uncorrected_Am.pdf

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