Following the publication of HS2’s latest revisions to the route they are visiting Woodlesford for two days to answer our detailed questions. Whether you are impacted by the viadcut, tunnels or the maintenance depot, this is your opportunity to press HS2 for answers, to understand where the construction traffic will pass, and where the construction compounds will be located.
The formal Public Information Event is Wednesday 4 July 2018 from 2pm to 8pm at the Oulton Institute. HS2 will also be holding a drop-in surgery on Thursday 5 July 2018 from 3pm to 8pm also at the Institute. You can also book, via their helpdesk, one to one meetings to discuss your concerns in detail, in private, at the Institute on either day.
HS2 are also using the opportunity provided by the events to host a series of one to one appointments with those who are directly affected by the line of route and associated works. The purpose of these meetings is to understand as early as possible the impacts of the scheme on affected parties’ property to better inform the development of our design and any possible mitigations.
HS2 Ltd will be holding a series of community information events in June and July 2018 to demonstrate how the plans and designs for Britain’s new high speed railway between the West Midlands and Leeds and Crewe and Manchester are developing.
The Government confirmed its preferred route for Phase 2b of the High Speed Two (HS2) railway on 17 July 2017. Achieving this significant milestone has enabled us to spend the last ten months progressing our early design and construction proposals. We’ve spoken to many organisations over that time, and these events allow individuals to come and talk to us about our evolving designs in a community setting, which is really important as local knowledge has a crucial role to play in informing the final design and construction proposals for the new railway. We’re eager to share our updated plans and designs and to talk to people about our proposals, and the benefits that HS2 will deliver to them and their community, ahead of the public consultation later this year.
The 30 drop-in events across the route will be attended by HS2 employees and contractors with expertise in a wide range of fields including engineering, environment, and land and property. We will write to everyone living within 1km of the route and members of the public are encouraged to attend so they can review the plans and talk to the team about the emerging designs and understand what this means for them We would encourage you to promote the events through your own networks and channels to spread the message to all those whom may have an interest. Your help in supporting attendance is much appreciated.
We are also using the opportunity provided by the events to host a series of one to one appointments with those who are directly affected by the line of route and associated works. The purpose of these meetings is to understand as early as possible the impacts of the scheme on affected parties’ property to better inform the development of our design and any possible mitigations. We are writing to all parties directly, inviting them to make an appointment at their nearest event.
We appreciate that the introduction of new information about how we plan to build and operate the railway presents new and different impacts for those who live and work in the area.