High Speed 2 – collection

HS2 Phase One environmental statement: documents

Documents that together form the HS2 Phase One environmental statement

The ‘HS2 Phase One environmental statement’ was produced to accompany the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill.

The HS2 Phase One environmental statement includes:

  • likely significant environmental impacts along the route
  • measures to manage and reduce these impacts

We sought comments on documents forming the environmental statement through a consultation which ran from 25 November 2013 to 27 February 2014.

A summary of issues raised by comments on the environmental statement (PDF, 6MB) has been published on Parliament’s website.

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.

  1. Understanding the HS2 Phase One environmental statement

    • 25 November 2013
    • Guidance

Non-technical summary and glossary

  1. HS2 Phase One environmental statement: non-technical summary

    • 25 November 2013
    • Guidance
  2. HS2 Phase One environmental statement: glossary and abbreviations

    • 25 November 2013
    • Guidance

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.

  1. HS2 Phase One environmental statement volume 1: introduction to the environmental statement

    • 25 November 2013
    • Guidance

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.

  1. HS2 Phase One environmental statement volume 2: community forum area reports and map books

    • 25 November 2013
    • Guidance

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.

  1. HS2 Phase One environmental statement volume 3: route-wide effects

    • 25 November 2013
    • Guidance

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.

  1. HS2 Phase One environmental statement volume 4: off-route effects

    • 25 November 2013
    • Guidance

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.

  1. HS2 Phase One environmental statement volume 5: Table of omissions

    • 24 January 2014
    • Guidance
  2. HS2 Phase One draft environmental statement

    • 25 November 2013
    • Consultation outcome
  3. HS2 Phase One environmental statement volume 5: alternatives report

    • 25 November 2013
    • Guidance
  4. HS2 Phase One environmental statement volume 5: committed developments

    • 25 November 2013
    • Map
  5. HS2 Phase One environmental statement volume 5: draft code of construction practice

    • 25 November 2013
    • Guidance
  6. HS2 Phase One environmental statement volume 5: off-route effects supporting information

    • 25 November 2013
    • Guidance
  7. HS2 Phase One environmental statement volume 5: planning data

    • 25 November 2013
    • Guidance
  8. HS2 Phase One environmental statement: scope and methodology

    • 25 November 2013
    • Guidance
  9. HS2 Phase Two consultation: sustainability statement

    • 25 November 2013
    • Guidance
  10. HS2 Phase One environmental statement volume 5: wider effects

    • 25 November 2013
    • Guidance

Consultation

A consultation on the environmental statement which accompanies the HS2 Phase One hybrid Bill ran between 25 November 2013 and 27 February 2014. This consultation was required under parliamentary rules and allowed members of the public and other interested parties to provide comments.

A draft of the HS2 Phase One environmental statement was consulted on in spring 2013.

  1. HS2 Phase One environmental statement

    • 9 April 2014
    • Closed consultation

3D fly-through

  1. HS2 Phase One fly-through

    • 12 January 2015
    • Guidance