HS2 - Hybrid Bill published today

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HS2 - updated deadline for consultation responses

January 2014

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JANUARY 2014 UPDATE - HS2 have announced that they are extending the deadline for response to the Phase 1 Environmental Statement Consultation from 24 January to 10 February.
 
UPDATE Further to the news that the HS2 Hybrid Bill documentation had been deposited in Parliament on 25 November, the full documentation is now available via the following link:
 
 

Our HS2 experts are currently going through the documentation and will be writing to those on our mailing list with their analysis early next week.  If you are affected by HS2 and need representation then please do not hesitate to contact one of our HS2 team.



HS2 have today in Parliament published the Hybrid Bill which will, if approved, grant legal powers for construction of Phase 1 of the proposed High Speed Railway.  It is anticipated that the documents will become available for public viewing on the HS2 website later this week, with 29 November being the most likely date.
 
Included within the Hybrid Bill is the Environmental Statement which contains updated maps of the route, schedules of proposed work and draft timescales for such work. The format follows closely the Draft Environmental Statement which was consulted on earlier this year and there will be a further public consultation on the new document, such consultation running into early 2014.
 
Publication of the Bill follows the granting of royal assent to the Paving Bill late last week, which authorises expenditure for further design work on the project. The parliamentary voting on the bill gives an idea of where the political will lies for construction of this railway, being passed at 350 to 34.  Whilst the scheme creates a lot of headlines, the majority of government ministers appear to back construction of the railway.
 
Assuming the Hybrid Bill is passed, the railway will gain compulsory purchase powers, with the anticipation of construction starting in 2016 – 2017.  
 
Importantly, due to the form of the bill being used, there will be no right to a Public Enquiry and the only ability for the public to formally question the contents of the Bill will be for those directly affected by the scheme to petition Parliament during the second reading of the Bill in the spring of 2014.  
 
We are already meeting with HS2 on behalf of landowners along the route to try and agree mitigation measures which do not form part of the scheme in return for not petitioning Parliament. Our view is that landowners should look to the future and try to agree the best possible mitigation measures to reduce the effect of the railway on their future occupation of property.  Whatever teeth are held by the landowner at this point will be lost once the right to petition Parliament has been passed and as such it is very important to engage with HS2 in the few months available leading up to the second reading.
 
If you are affected by the proposed railway and would like to consider your options for mitigating against the scheme then please do not hesitate to contact one of the HS2 team for your area.
 
Click here to visit the HS2 section of the website.
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