This document features the terms of reference for the independent review of HS2, setting out what the review will cover. The review will use all existing evidence on the project and consider its:
- benefits and impacts
- affordability and efficiency
- scope and phasing, including its relationship with Northern Powerhouse Rail
Background to the independent review of HS2
The Prime Minister has stated his wish to review whether and how we proceed with HS2. He has asked Douglas Oakervee to chair an independent review of HS2, supported by Lord Berkeley as Deputy Chair and a panel.
The independently-led government review will allow the government to make properly-informed decisions on the future of Phases 1 and 2 of the project.