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Safeguarding information and maps for HS2

This section provides more information and details of safeguarding along the High Speed Two (HS2) route.

Safeguarding is an established part of the planning process, designed to ensure that land which has been identified for major infrastructure projects is protected from conflicting developments.

On 17th July 2017, the Secretary of State issued revised safeguarding directions for Phase 2b which replace all previous versions, to reflect these route changes. All information relating to this announcement can be found in our dedicated Phase 2b section.

Property schemes

A number of schemes have been developed to assist property owners affected by Phase One and Phase 2a of HS2, and some of them are available to those affected by phase 2b, whilst being consulted on in parallel (see below).

Prior to applying for any of these schemes is vital that you have read and understood the guidance for that scheme and that you have consulted the maps relevant to that scheme as set out in the HS2 property schemes section.

Visit the HS2 property schemes section

On 15 November 2016, the government launched a consultation to seek views from the public on the proposed property schemes for Phase 2b.

Visit the HS2 consultation section

Safeguarding maps

Maps which show the safeguarding areas for High Speed Two (HS2).

  1. HS2 Phase 2b safeguarding maps: Rotherham, Doncaster and Barnsley

    • Map
  2. HS2 Phase 2b safeguarding maps: Wakefield, Leeds and North Yorkshire

    • Map
  3. HS2 Phase 2b safeguarding maps: Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Nottingham

    • Map
  4. HS2 Phase 2b safeguarding maps: Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Leicestershire

    • Map
  5. HS2 Phase 2b safeguarding maps: Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester

    • Map
  6. HS2 Phase 2b safeguarding maps: Trafford and Manchester

    • Map
  7. HS2 Phase 2b safeguarding maps: Warrington, Trafford and Wigan

    • Map
  8. HS2 Phase 2a safeguarding maps: West Midlands to Crewe

    • Map
  9. HS2 Phase One safeguarding maps: Greater London Boroughs, Slough and Buckinghamshire

    • Map
  10. HS2 Phase One safeguarding maps: Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire

    • Map
  11. HS2 Phase One safeguarding maps: Manchester

    • Map
  12. HS2 Phase One safeguarding maps: Northamptonshire

    • Map
  13. HS2 Phase One safeguarding maps: Solihull, Birmingham and Warwickshire

    • Map
  14. HS2 Phase One safeguarding maps: Staffordshire

    • Map
  15. HS2 Phase One safeguarding maps: Warwickshire

    • Map

Guidance for property owners

  1. HS2 safeguarding guidance for property owners

    • Statutory guidance

Consultations

  1. HS2 Phase 2a (West Midlands to Crewe) safeguarding consultation

    • Consultation outcome
  2. HS2 Phase One safeguarding consultation

    • Consultation outcome

Impact assessments

  1. HS2 Phase 2b safeguarding impact assessment

    • Impact assessment
  2. HS2 Phase 2a safeguarding impact assessment

    • Impact assessment
  3. HS2 Phase One safeguarding impact assessment

    • Impact assessment

Guidance for developers and local authorities

  1. HS2 safeguarding for developers and local authorities

    • Statutory guidance
Published 9 July 2013
Last updated 17 July 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated in line with 2b announcements
  2. First published.