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Published on Tuesday, 15th November 2016

Second stage of HS2 confirmed.

You will no doubt have heard the announcement this morning confirming that the second stage of HS2 is to go ahead. We had asked HS2 for the details prior to the announcement but haven’t had any so I’m having to piece things together from the formal announcement. The links below provide some information and if we receive anything else from HS2 I’ll let you know.

We have already contacted HS2 this morning as the line appears to go much closer to Austrey than previously thought. At recent meetings HS2 suggested that there were no major changes in our area so we are pursuing an answer on this.

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/high-speed-two-update

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hs2-phase-2b-summary-of-route-refinements

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/568208/high-speed-two-crewe-manchester-west-midlands-leeds-web-version.pdf

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/568306/Economic_case_for_web_14112016.pdf

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hs2-phase-two-from-the-west-midlands-to-leeds-and-manchester

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/567379/Leeds_Volume1.pdf

Proposed changes to the line in Austrey

Proposed changes to the line in Austrey