High Speed 2 Railway (HS2) is a development proposal to run trains up to 225mph from London to the north of England. The section planned within our area is Phase 2B, which will connect the line to Manchester and Leeds.
HS2 are currently carrying out a consultation on the Phase 2B working draft Environmental Statement – this describes the emerging design of the Phase 2B route and explains the likely impacts and how HS2 plan to avoid, reduce or manage them. The consultation opened on 11 October 2018 and will close on 21 December 2018 – this is your opportunity to feed back on these designs and their potential impacts, which will shape the final Environmental Statement which HS2 will submit to parliament in 2020.
We will share our response to the HS2 consultation soon.