High Speed 2 – collection

High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill

Provides information on the HS2 hybrid Bill progressing through Parliament for Phase One of the project between London and the West Midlands

On 25 November 2013, the government deposited a hybrid Bill with Parliament to secure the powers to construct and maintain Phase One of HS2 between London and the West Midlands. The Bill is titled ‘High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill’.

The Bill will grant the powers to construct Phase One of the HS2 network, but will also grant powers to:

  • build and maintain HS2 and its associated works
  • compulsorily acquire interests in the land required
  • affect or change rights of way, including the stopping-up or diversion of highways and waterways (permanently or temporarily)
  • modify infrastructure belonging to statutory undertakers (e.g. utility companies)
  • carry out work on listed buildings and demolish buildings in conservation areas; and
  • carry out protective works to buildings and third-party infrastructure.

It will also grant the necessary changes to existing legislation to facilitate construction and operation of Phase One of HS2.

Further details regarding the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill and Select Committee can be found on the UK Parliament website at:

http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2013-14/highspeedraillondonwestmidlands.html

HS2 Phase One environmental statement

The HS2 Phase One environmental statement was produced as part of the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill.

View the HS2 Phase One environmental statement

Additional Provision (September 2014)

On 9 September 2014, amendments to the original High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill were deposited in Parliament, known as an ‘Additional Provision’.

View Additional Provision (September 2014)

Environmental minimum requirements

  1. HS2 Phase One environmental minimum requirements

    • 25 November 2013
    • Guidance

Estimate of expense

  1. HS2 Phase One estimate of expense

    • 25 November 2013
    • Transparency data

Housing statement

  1. HS2 Phase One housing statement

    • 25 November 2013
    • Transparency data

Impact assessments

  1. HS2 Phase One impact assessments

    • 25 November 2013
    • Impact assessment

Obtaining copies of documents

  1. High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill: obtaining copies of documents

    • 25 November 2013
    • Guidance

Plans and sections

  1. HS2 Phase One plans and sections

    • 25 November 2013
    • Map