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HS2 Phase One Additional Provision (September 2014) environmental statement consultation

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Consultation on the Additional Provision (September 2014) environmental statement.

Consultation description

A proposed set of changes to the High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill, known as an Additional Provision (AP), has been introduced to Parliament, addressing a number of amendments required to enable HS2 Phase One to be delivered. In line with Parliamentary Standing Orders, additional environmental information has been produced.

Parliament is now conducting a consultation on the Additional Provision (September 2014) environmental statement to ensure that the decision taken by Parliament at Third Reading of the Bill is informed by the public’s views on the Bill’s environmental impacts.

You may respond to the consultation using the response form, which can be viewed and downloaded on this page, but it is not obligatory. Responses by email, whether in attachments or not, or on paper to the addresses below, will be accepted.

To use the response form to respond, you must download it and save it on your computer before completing it. You can then either:

  • attach it to an email and send it to the email address below; or
  • print the saved form and send it to the freepost address below; or
  • print and complete the form by hand and send it to the freepost address below. Please write your response clearly in black ink within the boxes and, if you require further space, please attach a further sheet to the response form.

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

If your response is too large to submit by email using the route provided, you can submit it in hard copy to the freepost address or via a file-sharing service. Please send an email to and Dialogue by Design will then send you instructions for using their approved file-sharing system.

Consultation responses will be summarised by an independent assessor appointed by Parliament and used to inform the decision taken by Parliament at Third Reading of the Bill.

Confidentiality and data protection

Consultation responses will be published on a publicly accessible website. Individuals’ names, addresses or signatures will not be published. However, please do not include information in your response that could identify you, unless you are happy for it to be made public.

If you do not want any of your response to be published, you should clearly mark it as ‘Confidential’ in the subject line of the email or at the top of your letter. However, please note the following.

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

Under the FOIA, there is a statutory Code of Practice with which public authorities must comply and which deals with our confidentiality obligations, amongst other things. In view of this, it would be helpful if you could explain in your response why you regard the information you have provided as confidential. If we receive a request for disclosure of the information you provide, 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 the Department for Transport or HS2 Ltd.

Please note that all responses received, whether marked ‘Confidential’ or not, will be passed on in full to the Houses of Parliament and their appointed Assessor, who will analyse the responses and make a report to Parliament. That report will not contain your personal data. Responses will also be sent to HS2 Ltd during the process of making them available for public viewing.