Policy paper

Environmental minimum requirements for HS2 Phase One

These documents accompany the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Act 2017 and include the Code of Construction Practice.


General principles

Annex 2: Planning memorandum

Annex 3: Heritage memorandum

Annex 4: Environmental memorandum


The environmental minimum requirements set out the government’s high level environmental and sustainability commitments that accompany the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Act 2017.

The Register of Undertaking and Assurances also forms part of the HS2 Phase One environmental minimum requirements.

Published 25 November 2013
Last updated 9 June 2017 + show all updates
  1. Minor change to footnotes of General Principles

  2. Updated to reflect Royal Assent

  3. Version updates to documents.

  4. First published.