The consultations on the HS2 Phase 1 draft Environmental Statement, draft Code of Construction Practice and Design Refinement all finish today, 11th July.
Stop HS2, like many other organisations ranging from the CPRE to the Wildlife Trusts, think that the Environmental Statement produced so far is wholly inadequate. As Ralph Smyth from CPRE pointed out to the High Speed Rail Preparation Bill committee on Tuesday, the full Environmental Statement will be 55,000 pages, but the current draft is only 5000 pages.
Stop HS2 think that the best way of protecting the envinronment is to scrap HS2 entirely as soon as possible. However, we also think it is important that as many people as possible take part in the current consultations. Without world class mitigation, HS2 will not be a world class railway.
We think there are questions over noise, vibration, light pollution, missing data, important local features and wildlife, woodland, wildlife habitats…
For a quick response form, please see the Woodland Trust’s website.
Responses can be sent in by email or on HS2’s website.
As there is more than one consultation going on at the moment, please ensure you use the appropriate site for each consultation.
Draft Environmental Statement
By using the online response form on the HS2 website
By emailing your comments to HS2DesignRefinement@ipsos.com