HS2 Phase 2b

September 2019

Ashby de la Zouch Town Council has submitted it’s response to the HS2 Phase 2b Route Refinement Consultation.

June 2019

HS2 Ltd have launched consultation on route refinements around junction 13 of the A42 and on the location of a Temporary Rail Head at Ashby de la Zouch. The Consultation runs until 6th September 2019.

An information event will be held at Ivanhoe College, North Street, Ashby de la Zouch, LE65 1HX on Saturday 29 June from 12pm to 5pm.

December 2018

Ashby de la Zouch Town Council submitted it’s response to:

Consultation on the Working Draft Environmental Statement Response

Consultation on the Working Draft Equality Impact Assessment Report Response

October 2018

HS2 Ltd have launched two new route wide consultations on their emerging proposals for the new railway. The consultations start on 11 October 2018 and will close at 23:45 on 21 December 2018.

  • The working draft Environmental Statement – this describes the likely environmental impacts of building and operating Phase 2b of HS2; as well as proposed ways to avoid, reduce, mitigate and monitor the effects.
  • The working draft Equality Impact Assessment Report – this looks at the potential effects of building and operating the railway on people protected by the Equalities Act 2010.

To support the consultations, reference copies of the consultation documents will be available during the consultation period at a number of locations along the route. Visit the HS2 website for more information.

17th July 2017

The Transport Secretary has confirmed the route for High Speed Rail Lines between Birmingham and Leeds.  The route will still pass close to Ashby alongside the A42.  The proposed route refinement around Measham is not going a head and plans have reverted to the 2013 route, with a slight modification around Measham.

For more information, visit the Gov.UK website.

November 2016

On 15th November 2016 the Transport Secretary confirmed the majority of the preferred HS2 Phase 2 route from Crewe to Manchester and from the West Midlands to Leeds.  It is anticipated that Phase 2 will begin operating around 2033 as part of the integrated HS2 network and with the rest of the UK rail network.

The new station in the East Midlands will be at Toton.

There are 7 refinements on which the Department of Transport is consulting, one on the eastern leg is ‘to move the route to the east of Measham in Leicestershire, avoiding the most significant impacts on local manufacturing businesses and development sites.

This consultation runs from 15th November to 11:45pm on 9th March.  Below links are provided to relevant government websites and to key documents.

More information e.g. on consultation events will be made available as details are released.

The GOV.UK website post announcing the preferred route.

Key maps on the section near Ashby de la Zouch.

Details of the current consultation on refining the proposed route.

For any other or older information regarding HS2, contact the Town Council.