Consultation outcome

HS2 Phase One environmental statement

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

This consultation informed Parliament’s consideration of the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Act 2017.

Detail of feedback received

Parliament appointed a technical assessor to summarise the comments received in response to this consultation. See the summary report on Parliament’s website (PDF, 6331KB).

Responses to the consultation from organisations, elected representatives and individuals that did not request confidentiality have been published.

Original consultation


The environmental statement for Phase One of HS2, the route between London and the West Midlands.

This consultation ran from

Consultation description

We’re looking for comments on the environmental statement for the high speed rail route for HS2 Phase One.

This consultation is required by parliamentary rules to allow members of the public and other interested parties to comment on the environmental statement which accompanies the HS2 Phase One hybrid Bill.

The HS2 Phase One environmental statement includes:

  • likely significant environmental impacts along the route
  • measures to manage and reduce these

Consultation responses will be summarised by an independent assessor appointed by Parliament and used to inform the House of Commons’ debate on the scheme at Second Reading.

A draft version of the environmental statement was consulted on from May to July 2013. Comments received during this consultation have informed the final environmental statement.

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.

There is no limit to the size of consultation responses that will be accepted. Many email providers set a 25MB limit per single emailed response as standard practice to protect against systems failing. We are happy to receive responses over 25MB by alternative means, including via free file sharing sites or on a memory stick sent through the post.

Confidentiality and data protection

Responses from organisations will not have the author’s details removed prior to publication. All other responses will be published with the author’s details removed. Don’t include any information that you don’t want made public. Read more about confidentiality and data protection for this consultation.

Published 25 November 2013
Last updated 9 April 2014 + show all updates
  1. A summary of comments received in response to this consultation has been published.

  2. Response date changed to 27 February 2014.

  3. Date of consultation ending

  4. Consultation closing date changed to 10 February 2014.

  5. First published.