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Date 20th July 2017.

Phase 2a hybrid Bill 

The Secretary of State for Transport announced the deposit of the Phase 2a hybrid Bill and his decisions on the design refinements consulted on last autumn, including the location of the railhead / Infrastructure Maintenance Base near Stone.

 The deposit starts a Parliamentary consultation on the Environmental Statement, details of which can be found here:


 https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hs2-phase-2a-environmental-statement  

 HS2 Ltd is also running a consultation on the Equality Impact Assessment Report, details of which are here:


 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/equality-impact-assessment-for-hs2-phase-2a  

 The Parliamentary page for the Bill is here:


 http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2017-19/highspeedrailwestmidlandscrewe.html  

 The Design Refinement consultation – SoS decision here:


 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hs2-phase-2a-design-refinement-decision   

 Summary report of consultation responses here:


 https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/628558/HST9_DR2016_SummaryReport_130717.pdf  
  Please click here for a PDF document of last night’s announcement and debate – the relevant part starts on page 7, Column 661.