Guide to the environmental statement
This document does not form part of the ‘HS2 Phase One environmental statement’ itself but provides a short guide to the makeup of the environmental statement.
Non-technical summary and glossary
Volume 1: introduction and background information
This provides an introduction to the HS2 Phase One environmental statement under consultation. This volume also includes an overview of the impact assessment process and the consultation itself, and the main strategic, route-wide and local alternatives considered.
Volume 2: area reports
Reports of the main environmental effects of HS2 in different geographical areas (known as ‘community forum areas’) along the HS2 Phase One route. This volume also contains books of maps relevant to each report.
Volume 3: route wide effects
This document sets out the likely route wide environmental effects of the construction and operation of Phase One of HS2.
Volume 4: off-route effects
This document sets out the likely significant environmental effects of Phase One of HS2 expected at locations beyond the route corridor, such as rail stations, rail depots and rail lines. This volume covers areas not included in the community forum area reports in volume 2.
Volume 5: supporting information and planning
Documents providing information including: planning consents, standard measures to be followed when building the route, and environmental effects of moving parts of the route within its legal limits.
Certain documents within the Volume 5 suite inadvertently omitted some information in a limited number of cases, prior to 13 December 2013. These items were fully updated on GOV.UK and elsewhere as soon as possible and all information here is correct and present.
Volume 5: environmental topic reports and map books
Reports by topic of the environmental effects of the building and operation of Phase One of HS2. This volume also contains books of maps relevant to each report.
Published 25 November 2013