Impact assessment

HS2 Phase 2b working draft Environmental Statement Volume 1: Introduction and Methodology

Introduction and description of the working draft Environmental Statement and HS2 Phase 2b (Crewe to Manchester and West Midlands to Leeds).



Volume 1 provides an introduction to the Environmental Statement and covers:

  • a description of HS2, the EIA process and the approach to consultation and engagement;
  • details of the permanent features of the Proposed Scheme and generic construction techniques based on the current level of design;
  • a summary of the scope and methodology for the environmental topics; and
  • a summary of the strategic, route-wide and route corridor alternatives to the scheme and local alternatives.

Published as part of the HS2 Phase 2b working draft Environmental Statement.

Published 11 October 2018