The sustainability statement describes the preferred route at this stage of development and how sustainability issues have been considered and incorporated to assist decision making. It highlights key sustainability impacts, both beneficial and adverse, that are envisaged at this stage.
It also provides a summary of the key changes from the Phase Two 2013 consultation scheme. It reports on the findings of the Appraisal of Sustainability for the 2016 preferred route from Crewe to Manchester, and the West Midlands to Leeds.
The ‘Sustainability Statement including Post Consultation Update’ has been prepared independently by Temple-RSK for High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd.