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Phase 2a consultations

The government has now deposited a second additional provision (AP2), which proposes further changes to the Bill, along with an Environmental Statement (AP2 ES) and a second Supplementary Environmental Statement (SES2).

Additional Provisions are a normal part of the Parliamentary passage of large projects such as HS2. The changes proposed in AP2 reflect our discussions with landowners, occupiers and stakeholders, refinements to the design and updated environmental information. In addition to these changes, we have also published an update of the Equality Impact Assessment Report that was first published in July 2017.

We are seeking your views on 2 consultations:

  • AP2 ES and SES2: AP2 ES reports on the likely significant environmental effects of the amendments in AP2. SES2 sets out the likely significant environmental effects of the construction and operation of the railway.
  • An Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) update report: considers the potential impact of building and operating the railway on people with protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

Phase 2a of HS2 will run between the West Midlands and Crewe. View the Phase 2a timeline or browse the Phase 2a hybrid Bill document collection.

Guidance is available relating to the right to be heard challenges for the HS2 Phase 2a hybrid Bill.

Phase 2b consultations

On the 10 October 2018, the Secretary of State announced a consultation on the working draft Environmental Statement for Phase 2b, which is a key part of preparing the future hybrid Bill to seek powers for its construction. The consultation will run for 10 weeks. A consultation is also running on the working draft Equality Impact Assessment report.

For more information and assets you can visit our Phase 2b page or view the Phase 2b timeline.

Have your say

In order to deliver HS2 successfully, we need to understand and manage the full impact of the project. The best way we can do this is by talking and listening to those affected, as well as working closely with local authorities and elected representatives.

  • We are committed to engaging with communities on the various aspects of the new railway, and will do so using four types of engagement.


We will keep communities informed on the issues that affect them through clear, timely and tailored communications.

  • You can find out about what is happening in your local area and to sign up for notifications on our activities on HS2’s digital engagement site Commonplace.
  • We are committed to making sure you are made aware in advance of any activities taking place in your area through notification letters and leaflets.
  • We also hold local public events at which specialist staff are present to answer your questions and concerns, these will be advertised locally using event flyers and posters. You can also check our Commonplace sites and follow HS2 Ltd on Twitter for event updates.


We will create opportunities for local communities to get involved throughout the design and delivery of the project, so that we take into consideration how they live, work and play.

  • To find out more about the opportunities and activities taking place in your area visit your local Commonplace site.


We will arrange formal, written, public consultations on the project. These will include making plans available for public review and seeking views from a range of interested parties to inform their development and delivery.

  • As part of the parliamentary process we run regular consultations to allow members of the public and other interested parties to comment on our key submissions such as, route refinements, our environmental statements and other legislation. Details about open and concluded consultations are listed on the consultations section of GOV.UK.


We will provide free and accessible options for communities to contact us to seek information and raise their concerns. We will respond to their requests and comments in a timely and comprehensive way.

If you have a question or would like to find out about our complaints process visit our contact and help page.