High Speed 2 Railway Line

Department for Transport written question – answered on 26th February 2020.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Labour, Bristol East

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government has plans to identify the ancient woodlands which could be affected by the northern sections of the high speed two route.

Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Assistant Whip, Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Areas of ancient woodlands affected by HS2 are identified in the relevant Environmental Statement for each phase, with the Environmental Statements for Phases 1 and 2a already having been published. The Environmental Statement(s) for sections of the high speed two route to the north of these phases will be identified as part of the relevant Environmental Statement, which will be published when the respective Bills are deposited.

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