Guidance

HS2 Phase Two: Sustainability Statement 2013

The Sustainability Statement was published as part of the HS2 Phase Two route consultation and describes how the Phase Two consultation route would support objectives for sustainable development.

Documents

HS2 Phase Two sustainability statement volume 1

HS2 Phase Two sustainability statement volume 2: maps

HS2 Phase Two sustainability statement: non-technical summary

Detail

The Sustainability Statement for HS2 Phase Two describes how the proposed new high speed railway from the West Midlands to Manchester and Leeds would support objectives for sustainable development.

It describes the proposed route at this stage of development, how sustainability issues have been considered and incorporated to assist decision making, and highlights key sustainability impacts – both beneficial and adverse – that are envisaged at this stage. The Sustainability Statement is supported by a suite of technical appendices.