Consultation outcome

HS2 Phase 2a (West Midlands to Crewe) safeguarding consultation

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

In November 2015, the Secretary of State for Transport announced that safeguarding directions had been issued for the Fradley to Crewe section of the Phase Two of HS2 route.

These safeguarding directions have since been updated and will be continually updated as the project evolves to reflect the safeguarded area.

Original consultation


A consultation on proposals to safeguard a section of the HS2 Phase Two route corridor between Fradley and Crewe

This consultation ran from

Consultation description

The Secretary of State proposes to issue safeguarding directions to protect a section of the HS2 Phase Two route corridor between Fradley and Crewe. The aim of safeguarding is to ensure that new developments in this corridor do not affect the ability to build or operate HS2 or lead to excessive additional costs.

This consultation focuses on the proposed safeguarding directions and the planning aspects of the safeguarded area. It sets out HS2 Ltd’s current views on the necessary land required in this respect.

The purpose of this consultation is to help HS2 Ltd refine its approach to the safeguarding of this section of the proposed railway; including the detail of how safeguarding directions would be managed between HS2 Ltd and the Local Planning Authorities they apply to, as well as the approach to defining the limits of the safeguarded area.

Please only use the channels listed below when responding to this consultation. We cannot guarantee that responses sent to any other channel will be considered.
A summary of consultation responses will be considered by the Secretary of State before decisions are made on the future of these proposals.

The consultation maps can be viewed at:

HS2 Phase Two (Fradley to Crewe) Safeguarding Consultation maps

Important notice regarding the above map books

Due to the large file sizes when combined, the map books have been split into parts to make them easier to view or download online.

Confidentiality and data protection

If you do not want any of your response to be published, you should clearly mark it as ‘Confidential’. However, 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 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.

The contact information that you provide will be used to perform internal checks to ensure the validity of responses, such as identifying duplicate response where responses have been submitted via several routes. We may also use this information to inform respondents of any key updates of the consultation.


Published 4 November 2014