Policy paper

HS2 Phase 2b route decision

The route for HS2 Phase 2b, from Crewe to Manchester and West Midlands to Leeds and beyond.

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High Speed Two: from Crewe to Manchester, West Midlands to Leeds and beyond - Phase 2b route decision (web version)

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High Speed Two: from Crewe to Manchester, West Midlands to Leeds and beyond - Phase 2b route decision (print version)

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This is the government’s decision on the route for HS2 Phase 2b, from Crewe to Manchester and from the West Midlands to Leeds and beyond. It completes the ‘Y’ network of HS2.

This decision follows the November 2016:

Correction, December 2017

A drafting error in paragraph 2.7.46 means that the 81 percent figure is incorrect, this figure related to the percentage decrease in the total number of demolitions (not the number of properties eligible for compensation), it had also been calculated from a previous version of HS2 Ltd’s advice. The correct figure for the reduction in properties eligible for statutory compensation and non-statutory property schemes is 41 percent. This does not include figures for the Need to Sell scheme which has no geographic boundary and is judged on a case by case basis. Therefore the text of the document has been changed to include the wording ‘distance bound non-statutory property schemes’.

Text currently reads

Overall the M18 / Eastern route leads to a reduction in the number of properties that would fall into safeguarding, and results in 90 fewer demolitions than the 2013 consulted route. The M18 / Eastern route has an 81 percent reduction in the total number of properties that would be eligible for statutory compensation and non-statutory property schemes compared to the Meadowhall alignment.

Text should read

Overall the M18 / Eastern route leads to a reduction in the number of properties that would fall into safeguarding, and results in 90 fewer demolitions than the 2013 consulted route. The M18 / Eastern route has a 41 percent reduction in the total number of properties that would be eligible for statutory compensation and distance bound non-statutory property schemes compared to the Meadowhall alignment.

Published 17 July 2017
Last updated 15 December 2017 + show all updates
  1. Documents updated with correction notes stating that the M18/Eastern route has a 41% reduction in the total number of properties not as originally stated 81%.
  2. First published.