The HS2 (High Speed Two) Phase One planning forum was established in May 2013 in advance of the submission of the HS2 Hybrid Bill. The forum provides the opportunity for local authorities, the nominated undertaker and representatives from government departments to cooperate and carry out work for Phase One of the project
During the passage of the High Speed Rail (London to West Midlands) Bill through Parliament, the focus of this particular forum is to discuss route wide principles, standards, practices and processes associated with heritage matters. These minutes detail exactly what was discussed in the meetings and were distributed accordingly to the appropriate members.
Invitees to the heritage subgroup include representatives from relevant local authorities, Historic England, HS2 Ltd and the Department for Transport.