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The outcome of this consultation was the publication of a final HS2 London to West Midlands EIA Scope and Methodology report, consultation summary report and response to the consultation.
In November 2013, the Government deposited a hybrid Bill with Parliament for Phase One of HS2 between London and the West Midlands.
An Environmental Statement was produced as part of this Bill, which included an addendum to the scope and methodology report (CT-001-000/2) as part of Volume 5 techical appendices.
This addendum can be found on the HS2 Phase One environmental statement: scope and methodology page of this website
The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Scope and Methodology is an important, technical part of the Environmental Impact Assessment process and we are committed to ensuring that our approaches meet the appropriate and necessary requirements for a comprehensive EIA, with the scope and methodology continuing to be refined where we discover or receive new evidence.
Establishing the scope of the EIA is a fundamental component of the HS2 EIA process, with the scope and methodology defining the environmental topics that will be assessed as part of the EIA, the methods that will be used, and the geographic and temporal scope of the EIA.
Due to the technical nature of this consultation, we are specifically seeking comments from a list of relevant organisations and representatives identified for their expertise in this area. However, all responses that we receive will be considered in refining the report.