HS2 and the environment

Minimising the environmental impact of HS2 including, noise, air quality, building materials and the impact on biodiversity and communities.

Guidance and regulation

  1. HS2 Phase One environmental statement volume 2: community forum area reports and mapbooks
  2. HS2 Phase One environmental statement volume 1: introduction to the environmental statement
  3. HS2 Phase One environmental statement volume 5: ecology
  4. HS2 Phase One environmental statement volume 3: route-wide effects
  5. HS2 Phase One environmental statement volume 4: off-route effects
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News and communications

  1. HS2 begins archaeology work exploring over 10,000 years of British history
  2. HS2 Phase 2b working draft environmental statement
  3. HS2 launches plans for unprecedented ‘green corridor’ stretching alongside the railway
  4. £8 million of extra HS2 funding to benefit local communities and woodlands between Birmingham and Crewe
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Research and statistics

  1. HS2 community cohesion public research
  2. HS2 Phase 2a background information and data: Fradley to Colton
  3. HS2 Phase 2a background information and data: Colwich to Yarlet
  4. HS2 Phase 2a background information and data: Whitmore Heath to Madeley
  5. HS2 Phase 2a background information and data: ecology and biodiversity
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Monitoring air quality and dust on the HS2 Phase One route (October 2018)
  2. Monitoring noise and vibration on the HS2 Phase One route (October 2018)
  3. Alternatives Report for the HS2 Phase 2b working draft Environmental Statement
  4. Monitoring air quality and dust on the HS2 Phase One route (August 2018)
  5. Monitoring air quality and dust on the HS2 Phase One route (September 2018)
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Minutes from meetings of the HS2 Environment Roundtable
  2. HS2 Environmental Policy
  3. HS2 Chiltern AONB Review Group meeting resources
  4. HS2: steel and concrete usage
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