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.

Property schemes

A number of schemes have been developed to assist property owners. Prior to applying for any of these schemes it 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.


Phase 2b maps (Crewe to Manchester and West Midlands to Leeds)

Phase 2a maps (West Midlands to Crewe)

Phase One maps (London to West Midlands)


Impact assessments

Published 9 July 2013
Last updated 7 October 2020 + show all updates
  1. Phase 2b maps Lancashire and Cumbria added

  2. Updated with 6 June announcements

  3. Greater London Boroughs map (Phase One) updated

  4. Updated in line with 2b announcements

  5. First published.