Policy paper

Local authority activities HS2 will fund during Phase One

This presentation below relates to the lead local authority issues and was used during a meeting of the Planning Forum in March 2015.


Local authority funding


This details how Warwickshire raised issues around local authority funding at the Select Committee for the High Speed Rail (London to West Midlands) Bill in October 2014.

As a result, High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd and the DfT (Department for Transport) have been using the ‘New Burdens Doctrine’ to help explain why local authorities may be reimbursed for funding of certain activities.

The HS2 Phase One planning forum acts as the primary vehicle for liaison between the project and the local authorities along the HS2 route on matters of cross boundary and route-wide interest.

Published 24 March 2015