This guide provides short descriptions of the different kinds of survey in our programme, including the methods we use and how long they take.
Where possible, we work on publicly accessible land, including footpaths and rights of way. However, some
surveys involve accessing private land. For this, we need the agreement and cooperation of landowners and
As we develop the plans for the High Speed Two (HS2) railway, we need to build up a clear picture of the local environment. This will help us to create a design for HS2 that limits its environmental effects. Surveys are an important part of this. They provide a baseline of the current environmental conditions.