HS2 update

The Government has today published a consultation report, prepared by the independent research company Ipsos MORI, summarising the responses to the HS2 Phase 2a consultation held between 1 February and 26 February 2021.

There were 499 responses received to the consultation and the Government is considering carefully the consultation report, including responses which detail impacts to the natural environment and impacts arising from construction traffic due to HS2 Phase 2a works. We expect the full Government response to the issues raised in the consultation to be published in June.

HS2 Ltd has an obligation to consider how to reduce any adverse environmental impacts and potential mitigation measures will be identified as the project moves into its next stages of detailed design and construction. The responses to this consultation will assist in the identification of such mitigation measures.
To access the consultation report prepared by Ipsos MORI, please visit:


If you have any questions regarding the report or the consultation, please contact the our Helpdesk on 08081 434 434 or email  at any time, we would be happy to help.
Kind regards,



The HS2 Helpdesk