At 50,000 pages, the Hybrid Bill and the associated environmental statement take up a sizeable chunk of space. The Bill itself was put before Parliament in the form of a memory stick, the first Bill to be so deposited.
Copies of the documents are available to view in local libraries, council offices etc. (Please note some Parish Councils do not have dedicated offices, so some of these documents are having to be stored in the homes of the Parish Clerks.)
HS2 Ltd have lists of the places where the documents ware located: see http://www.hs2.org.uk/hs2-phase-one-hybrid-bill/hybrid-bill?cfa_dropdown=826.
These lists can also be downloaded as a PDF:
- persons with whom the Bill documents have been deposited for inspection
- libraries where the Bill documents have been deposited for public inspection
The bill itself can be bought from The Stationary Office.
The documentation can be downloaded: see https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hs2-phase-one-environmental-statement-documents.
The HS2 Ltd website says that individuals can apply for a limited set of environmental documents for one local area free of charge.
You will be able to order more documents from 6pm on Friday from the HS2 Ltd online shop. (They have not supplied the link address for the shop yet.) The price list has documents ranging from £7.50 to an eye watering £571.00. A memory stick of the documents will cost £25.