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.
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.
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.
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.
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.