New Information – Thursday 11 October 2018

Email below received from HS2 announcing the latest information and consultations. We have posted further information and download links on our Facebook Group “SO WHAT”. There are over 15 documents of relevance, including maps, community impact, and alternatives.

Dear Stakeholder,

as promised, I am writing to notify you that this morning the Secretary of State for Transport has announced the launch of 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:

Both consultations are now open and will close at 11:45pm on 21st December 2018.

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 more than 30 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, such as public libraries, during the consultation period. Your nearest events are:

  • 29th October             Crofton
  • 10th November         Hunslet
  • 19th November         Garforth
  • 21st November         Oulton
  • 23rd November         Leeds
  • 24th November         Church Fenton

A full list of the events is available at Public Information Events

The list of information points is available at Information Points (please see Community Areas LA15 to LA18 incl.)

You will find that local Community Area Reports are available at Community Area Reports (again, please see the references LA15 to LA18 incl.)

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.

If you have any questions, please contact our Helpdesk on 08081 434 434 or email, or contact me directly by phone or email.

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:

Kind Regards,


David Griffiths-Allen, Engagement Manager, Phase Two | HS2 Ltd

M: 07388 851092

High Speed Two (HS2) Limited, Two Snow Hill, Queensway, Birmingham B4 6GA. |


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