Collection

HS2 Phase 2a environmental statement

This collection of documents includes the environmental statement and associated information for HS2 Phase 2a.

The High Speed Two (HS2) Phase 2a environmental statement was produced to accompany the High Speed Rail (West Midlands to Crewe) Bill and outlines:

  • the likely significant environmental effects along the route
  • measures we will take to manage, reduce and monitor these effects

Our consultation, which closed on 30 September 2017, gave you the chance to comment on the environmental statement. The results (once available) can be viewed on the environmental statement consultation page.

Guide to the environmental statement

The guide does not form part of the environmental statement, but provides an explanation of what it is and what it contains.

Non-technical summary

This provides a summary, in non-technical language, of the HS2 Phase 2a environmental statement.

Volume 1: Introduction and methodology

An introduction to the environmental statement and an overview of the route and the environmental impact assessment process.

Volume 2: Community area reports and maps

This volume contains five reports and associated map books. The reports described the likely significant environmental effects of Phase 2a in geographical areas (known as ‘community areas’) along the route.

Volume 3: Route-wide effects

The likely significant environmental effects of Phase 2a which are likely to occur on a greater scale than the effects described in ‘Volume 2: Community area reports and map books’.

Volume 4: Off-route effects

The likely significant effects of Phase 2a at locations beyond the route corridor, including a map book showing the locations in which these effects have been identified.

Volume 5: Route-wide environmental reports and maps

Listed by topic, these technical reports and maps outline the environmental effects of building and operating HS2 Phase 2a. These support the other volumes of the Environmental Statement.

  1. HS2 Phase 2a environmental statement volume 5: agriculture, forestry and soil

    • Impact assessment
  2. HS2 Phase 2a environmental statement volume 5: air quality

    • Impact assessment
  3. HS2 Phase 2a environmental statement volume 5: climate

    • Impact assessment
  4. HS2 Phase 2a environmental statement volume 5: community

    • Impact assessment
  5. HS2 Phase 2a environmental statement volume 5: cultural heritage

    • Impact assessment
  6. HS2 Phase 2a environmental statement volume 5: ecology and biodiversity

    • Impact assessment
  7. HS2 Phase 2a environmental statement volume 5: electromagnetic interference

    • Impact assessment
  8. HS2 Phase 2a environmental statement volume 5: health

    • Impact assessment
  9. HS2 Phase 2a environmental statement volume 5: land quality

    • Impact assessment
  10. HS2 Phase 2a environmental statement volume 5: major accidents and natural disasters

    • Impact assessment
  11. HS2 Phase 2a environmental statement volume 5: socio-economics

    • Impact assessment
  12. HS2 Phase 2a environmental statement volume 5: sound, noise and vibration

    • Impact assessment
  13. HS2 Phase 2a environmental statement volume 5: traffic and transport

    • Impact assessment
  14. HS2 Phase 2a environmental statement volume 5: waste

    • Impact assessment
  15. HS2 Phase 2a environmental statement volume 5: water and flood risk

    • Impact assessment

Volume 5: Environmental reports and maps by community area

These technical reports and map books are specific to each community area (CA). They contain assessments of the environmental effects of building and operating Phase 2a of HS2. These support the other volumes of the Environmental Statement.

Volume 5: Supporting information and planning

Technical information and associated map books which provide supporting information for the other volumes of the Phase 2a environmental statement.

Background information and data

These documents are not part of the HS2 Phase 2a Environmental Statement but have been used to inform reports on the environmental effects of building and operating Phase 2a.

  1. HS2 Phase 2a background information and data: Fradley to Colton

    • Research and analysis
  2. HS2 Phase 2a background information and data: Colwich to Yarlet

    • Research and analysis
  3. HS2 Phase 2a background information and data: Stone to Swynnerton

    • Research and analysis
  4. HS2 Phase 2a background information and data: Whitmore Heath to Madeley

    • Research and analysis
  5. HS2 Phase 2a background information and data: South Cheshire

    • Research and analysis
  6. HS2 Phase 2a background information and data: air quality assessment

    • Research and analysis
  7. HS2 Phase 2a background information and data: ecology and biodiversity

    • Research and analysis
  8. HS2 Phase 2a background information and data: socio-economics

    • Research and analysis
  9. HS2 Phase 2a background information and data: traffic and transport

    • Research and analysis

Plan and profile maps

These plan and profile maps are supplementary to the environmental statement map books and are provided here for reference purposes only.

Published 17 July 2017