The HS2 Phase One planning forum is the primary vehicle for liaison between the HS2 project and local authorities along the HS2 Phase One route
The HS2 Phase One planning forum acts as the primary vehicle for liaison between the HS2 project and local authorities along the HS2 Phase One route between London and the West Midlands on matters of cross boundary and route-wide interest.
Invitees to the Environmental Health Subgroup are Environmental Health Practitioner representatives from relevant local authorities, High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd and the Department for Transport.
The subgroup generally meets every two months with a forward programme of meetings and anticipated agenda items produced and maintained.
Currently meetings are generally held in London. The meetings are recorded in minutes and the meeting papers distributed to members.
Matters addressed at the forum change and evolve to reflect the development stages of the project with the forum’s terms of reference updated accordingly.
The subgroup has an interim independent chairman, Ted Allett, who has over 30 years’ experience in the environment and planning industries.
During the passage of the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill through Parliament, the focus of the forum is to discuss route wide principles, standards, practices and processes associated with environmental health matters.