The draft Environmental Statement for the proposed Phase One London to West Midlands High Speed Rail Link (HS2) has now been published. It sets out the environmental impacts which have been identified along the route and the measures proposed for managing and reducing them. The assessment is set out in the following sections: agriculture, forestry and soils; air quality; climate; community; cultural heritage; ecology; electromagnetic interference; ground settlement; land quality; landscape and visual; socio-economics; sound, noise and vibration; traffic and transport; waste and mineral resources; and water resources and flood risk.
The statement can be seen online at http://www.hs2.org.uk/draft-environmental-statement (All public consultation documents) and maps of the route at http://www.hs2.org.uk/interactive-map (insert your postcode to find your local information).
A consultation event for the Greatworth to Lower Boddington Section will be held at Boddington Village Hall, Warwick Road, Upper Boddington, NN11 6DH on Monday 3rd June from noon until 8.00 pm.
A consultation event for the Newton Purcell to Brackley Section will be held at Brackley Town Hall, Market Place, Brackley, NN13 7AB on Friday 14th June from noon until 8 pm.
Should these be inconvenient, other consultation events within around a half-hour drive time will be held at