Where losses of ancient woodland are expected to occur, a range of compensatory measures may be proposed by High Speed Two Ltd;
translocation of ancient woodland soils;
translocation of coppice stools;
new woodland creation; and
enhancement to existing woodlands (ancient and non-ancient).
The selection of these compensatory measures will be bespoke to each ancient woodland site affected and HS2 Ltd has not adopted a ratio approach during their development. Measures are outlined in the Environmental Statement Volume 2 Community Forum Area/Community Area reports for the Phase One and Phase 2a Schemes respectively, and will be outlined in the forthcoming formal Environmental Statement for the Phase 2b Scheme in 2020.