Policy paper

HS2 air quality strategy

The air quality strategy sets out how the emissions associated with the construction of the HS2 scheme will be managed.


HS2 Air Quality Strategy


This document sets out the strategy by which High Speed Two (HS2) will meets its sustainability policy with respect to air quality. The document is a guide to the relevant air quality policy and legislation, and the potential impacts of the scheme.

It sets out our approach to avoid, reduce and mitigate emissions, and how ‘best practicable means’ can be determined. This includes measures to control dust during construction, and how emissions associated with construction vehicles and machinery will be managed.

This document supports the Code of Construction Practice, which forms part of the Environmental Minimum Requirements. The document should also be read in conjunction with the HS2 Phase One information paper E31: Air Quality.

Published 3 November 2017