The HS2 Phase One Planning Forum acts as the primary vehicle for liaison between the High Speed Two (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 Heritage Subgroup are representatives from relevant local authorities, Historic England, HS2 Ltd and the Department for Transport.
The subgroup generally meets every quarter with a forward programme of meetings and anticipated agenda items produced and maintained.
Currently meetings are generally held in London and Birmingham. 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.
During the passage of the High Speed Rail (London to West Midlands) Bill through Parliament, the focus of the forum is to discuss route wide principles, standards, practices and processes associated with heritage matters.