HS2 Phase 2a: promoter’s response to select committee interim report

The Secretary of State for Transport's response to the select committee's 'First special report of session 2017-19'.


HS2 Phase 2a: Promoter’s response to Select Committee interim report

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Response by the bill’s promoter:

  • noting the ‘in principle’ decisions
  • explaining the provision of various funds to, amongst other things:
    • provide a legacy of road safety improvements
    • help land owners plant new broadleaf woodland and restore existing ancient woodland

This provides a response to the issues raised by the House of Commons select committee in the First special report of session 2017–2019, 24 May 2018. The ‘First special report of session 2017–2019’ was published after hearing the petitions against the High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill.

In paragraph 10 of the response, the promoter agreed to publish an updated cost for the lowering of the River Lea viaduct and extension of the southern portal of the Whitmore tunnel when Additional Provision 2 to the Bill was deposited, the select committee having referred in their report to an estimated cost saving at the time of their hearings of £12.8 million. The current estimated cost saving is £13.11 million.

Annex A

Annex A of this document is the HS2 Community Engagement Strategy published by High Speed Two (HS2) Limited.

The Secretary of State for Transport’s response to the Select Committee’s second special report of session 2017 to 2019.

Published 25 June 2018
Last updated 13 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added link to response to second special report.

  2. First published.