Following the Secretary of State's decision to proceed with High Speed 2, a number of community and planning forums have been set up by HS2 Ltd along the proposed route between London and Birmingham. As details of what is proposed are put forward it is essential that all the communities affected make their views known. A Summit was held in Aylesbury on 19 April. To watch a short video of the event:: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaQ3603gBW4
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HS2 Consultatation and Engagement Programme
HS2 Scope and Methodology Report
As part of its work on assessing and minimising the environmental impact of the new high speed rail line that will link London and the West Midlands, HS2 Ltd has now completed a consultation which sought expert technical views on the Scope and Methodology of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).
The Scope and Methodology Report (SMR) has been published, and is a technical document that outlines the environmental topics which will be assessed as part of the EIA. It sets out the survey methods that are to be used, which geographical areas will be included and the period of time over which effects will be assessed.
Publication of the SMR follows an eight-week consultation on the draft Scope and Methodology Report which began on 4 April this year. HS2 Ltd invited organisations with relevant expertise such as local authorities, parish councils, statutory bodies and environmental groups to submit their views on the proposed approach. The draft SMR was also made available on HS2 Ltd’s website for input from any person or organisation with an interest.
A total of 166 detailed responses were received which then informed the revised SMR. This will continue to be refined as and when new evidence is received.
To read the HS2 Ltd response to the consultation please click here
HS2 Summit 5 March, 2013
The following presentations were given at the summit:
Community Engagement - Rosie Brake click here
Buckinghamshire Mitigation - Blueprint for HS2 - Presentation by Rosie Brake and Marcus Rogers click here
Hybrid Bills - Nick Brown, Bircham Dyson Bell click here
Noise - Interacting with HS2 Ltd - Presentation by Steve Braund click here
Noise and Environmental Statement - Presentation by Colin Waters click here
HS2 Summit 19 April, 2012
A Summit took place in Aylesbury to enable community representatives to be updated on the HS2 project and to give their views on the way forward. To view a summary of the feedback from workshops click here. During the day a number of presentations were made on the key issues. You can view the material used by clicking on the links below:
Now and Next - Ian Boll, Lead Officer HS2, Buckinghamshire County Council click here
Community Engagement - Rosie Brake, Lead Engagement Officer, Buckinghamshire County Council click here
Developing HS2 - Alison Munroe, Chief Executive HS2 Ltd click here
Infrastructure and Construction - Richard Lindop, Jacobs Engineering click here
Effective Noise Barrier Design - Giles Parker, Sound Barrier Solutions click here
National Trust Perspective - Geri Silverstone click here
The Impact on the Environment - Steve Rodrick, Chief Officer, The Chilterns Conservation Board click here
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) - Rosie Brake, Lead Engagement Officer, Buckinghamshire County Council click here
Sites designated for nature conservation interest in each community forum area - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust
Please read the supporting information click here in conjunction with the following maps:
Calvert, twyford and Chetwode click here
The Chalfonts, Amersham and Little Missenden click here
Colne Valley click here
Newton Purcell to Brackley click here
Stoke Mandeville and Aylesbury click here
Waddesdon and Quainton click here