HS2 information about settlement

HS2 (High Speed Two) Ltd has produced a guide about the effects of settlement and how the HS2 project will combat issues surrounding it.

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Settlement is the technical term given to the way the ground moves around an excavation after it has been dug out. Constructing tunnels, shafts and basements (‘tunnelling works’) always causes small movements in the ground.

HS2 has provided this guide for settlement in order to help the public understand the process.

Published 17 September 2015