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A guide to environmental surveys being carried out by HS2

For landowners and property occupiers, this guide explains the different types of environmental surveys and how long they take.

This guide provides short descriptions of the different kinds of survey in our programme, including the methods we use and how long they take.

Where possible, we work on publicly accessible land, including footpaths and rights of way. However, some surveys involve accessing private land. For this, we need the agreement and cooperation of landowners and property occupiers.

As we develop the plans for the High Speed Two (HS2) railway, we need to build up a clear picture of the local environment. This will help us to create a design for HS2 that limits its environmental effects. Surveys are an important part of this. They provide a baseline of the current environmental conditions.

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29 August 2017
29 August 2017