HS2 Phase 2b – autumn 2018 consultations
Please make sure you take the time to read the documents and take part in the Public Consultation.
At the meeting held at The Haven Centre on Friday 16th November it was mentioned that as the proposals stand at the minute that HS2 will have to close the Bridge between Stapleford and Sandiacre for a period of over a year.
Imagine the impact that will have on our businesses on the High Street.
All the Councillors at the meeting last week raised serious concerns.
As Chair of the Stapleford HS2 Working Group, Councillor Richard MacRae has contacted Stapleford Town Council and requested that a meeting of the group is held on Monday 26th November to discuss matters impacting Stapleford.
This can then be debated at the meeting of Stapleford Town Council on Friday 30th November from 7pm with the idea of formulating a response to send to HS2 as part of the Public Consultation.
There are two HS2 consultations for the section of the route from Crewe to Manchester and West Midlands to Leeds, which is known as Phase 2b.
These consultations are on:
working draft Environmental Statement
that describes the potential environmental effects of building and operating Phase 2b of HS2; as well as proposed ways to avoid, reduce, mitigate and monitor the effects.
working draft Equality Impact Assessment Report
that considers the potential effects of the construction and operation of HS2 Phase 2b on people with protected characteristics.
We invite you to take part in these consultations. Feedback will be considered as we further develop our proposals. An Environmental Statement and Equality Impact Assessment Report will then be submitted to Parliament alongside the hybrid Bill in mid-2020.
To support these consultations, we are holding a series of information events from late October to early December 2018. The events will be attended by a range of specialists from HS2 Ltd
and the Department for Transport to guide people through the consultation documents. In addition, reference copies of the consultation documents are available at a number of locations during the consultation period. A full list of the events and information
points is available at
We have also produced a series of videos to introduce and explain the consultations. These are available via the website along with a new interactive tool that has been designed to help people find the information in the working draft Environmental Statement most relevant to them.
For further information on the consultations please
visit our website
To access the consultation documents directly and for details of how to respond to the consultations, please use the following links.
· Working draft Environmental Statement:
· Working draft Equality Impact Assessment Report: