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On 9 July 2013, the Secretary of State for Transport announced that safeguarding directions had been issued for Phase One of HS2 between London and the West Midlands.
These safeguarding directions have since been updated and will be continually updated as the project evolves to reflect the safeguarded area.
On 25 October 2012, the Secretary of State for Transport, announced the launch of a Safeguarding Consultation for Phase One of HS2 between London and the West Midlands.
The consultation began on 25 October 2012 and closed on 31 January 2013.
The Secretary of State for Transport proposed that safeguarding directions be issued to protect the HS2 Phase One route between London and the West Midlands route. The aim of this measure was to ensure that new developments along this route would not affect the ability to build or operate HS2, or lead to excessive additional costs.
The consultation focused on the proposed safeguarding directions and the planning aspects of the safeguarded area, and was primarily aimed at Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) who would be aware of relevant planning issues in their areas to which the directions would apply. It also set out the current views at the time on the necessary land required in this respect for safeguarding.