Independent report

HS2 Phase One study into noise effects on livestock

An independent report exploring the potential effects on livestock near to the HS2 Phase One route.

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In their second Special Report of Session 2015-16, the House of Commons Select Committee on the High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill requested that HS2 Ltd undertake a study to understand how livestock might be affected by the operation of HS2 and whether better mitigation should be provided.

The promoter responded to this request in paragraphs 92-93 of ‘Promoter’s Response to the Select Committee’s Special Report of Session 2015-2016’ agreeing to undertake this investigation and to conclude such work ahead of Royal Assent to the Bill.

The report on this page concludes the findings of this investigation.

Published 8 February 2017