Consultation outcome

Equality impact assessment update: CFA1 Euston station and approach

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An Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) of the proposed HS2 Phase One scheme was originally published at the same time as the hybrid Bill documentation in November 2013.

The 2013 EQIA described all of the known equality effects on those protected characteristics groups (relevant to the Public Sector Equality Duty, Under the Equality Act 2010) resulting from the construction and operation of Phase One of HS2, as it was then intended.

Since 2013 and the deposit of the Bill in Parliament, HS2 Ltd has submitted a number of ‘Additional Provisions’ (APs). Two EQIA updates, published for consultation in 2015, take account of design changes to the proposed scheme promoted through APs, as follows:

  1. High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Equality Impact Assessment update: CFA1 Euston Station and Approach, September 2015
  2. High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Equality Impact Assessment update: CFA2 Camden Town – CFA26 Washwood Heath to Curzon Street, December 2015

Following consultation, two summary documents of the consultation responses were then produced.

The latest report, ‘High Speed Rail (London- West Midlands) Equality Impact Assessment updates: Response to Consultations’ provides HS2 Ltd’s response to issues raised by consultation responses received on the two updates.

Original consultation

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Summary

Consultation on the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) equality impact assessment update for CFA1 Euston station and approach.

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Consultation description

HS2 Ltd is seeking views on this updated Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) of the revised proposals for the area around Euston station in central London.

This is a public consultation and responses are welcome from any person or organisation who wishes to take part. HS2 Ltd will read and analyse all of the responses that are submitted, and a summary report of responses will be provided to Parliament to inform its consideration of the Phase One hybrid Bill.

This report will also be published as a public record of the issues that people chose to raise in response to this consultation.

A summary of the EqIA document is available in Braille, and also on audio CD. Please contact our help desk to request a free copy for yourself or anyone else.

Easy read guide to the EqIA

HS2 Ltd is aware that some people will require or prefer to access information about our project in different formats or languages. We will always consider such requests and, where we think it is necessary and helpful, we will prepare them in advance and include them on our website. That is why we have produced an Easy Read document about the current Euston Equality Impact Assessment consultation.

‘Easy Read’ is a way of translating complex information into a format- combining words and pictures- that will be accessible to people with learning difficulties or to people who simply prefer to receive information in that format.

Every effort has been made to faithfully translate the details of our proposals into the Easy Read format, and we would welcome any consultation feedback that people may have after reading it. However, we would recommend that- wherever possible- our stakeholders refer to the main EqIA document, which presents our findings and recommendations in full detail, or to our Executive Summary of that document.

Responding

You can respond to the consultation in the following ways:

FREEPOST EUSTON EQUALITIES

You do not need to add any more address information, and you do not need a stamp. If you wish to send your response by special delivery or recorded delivery, please call our Community Relations helpdesk on 0207 944 4908 – they will be happy to help arrange this.

The executive summary and factsheet have each been translated into Somali and Bengali. If you would like to order a copy of either document please call our Community Relations Team on 0207 944 4908 and we will be happy to arrange a delivery. Alternatively, please visit this website again in a few days and you will be able to download those documents.

Please only use the channels listed above when responding to this consultation. We cannot guarantee that responses sent to any other addresses will be included in this consultation.

Confidentiality and data protection

Information provided in response to this consultation, including personal information, may be subject to publication or disclosure in accordance with the access to information regimes (these are primarily the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004).

If you want information that you provide to be treated as confidential, please be aware that, under the FOIA, there is a statutory Code of Practice with which public authorities must comply and which deals, amongst other things, with obligations of confidence.

In view of this it would be helpful if you could explain to us why you regard the information you have provided as confidential. If we receive a request for disclosure of the information we will take full account of your explanation, but we cannot give an assurance that confidentiality can be maintained in all circumstances.

An automatic confidentiality disclaimer generated by your IT system will not, of itself, be regarded as binding on HS2 Ltd.

HS2 Ltd will process your personal data in accordance with the DPA and in the majority of circumstances this will mean that your personal data will not be disclosed to third parties.