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Community Forums and Engagement

Following the Secretary of State’s decision to proceed with High Speed 2, a number of community and planning forums were set up by HS2 Ltd along the proposed route between London and Birmingham. As details of what is proposed are put forward it is essential that all the communities affected make their views known. 51m will endeavour to provide as much information as possible to assist this process. The Forums section will be used as an information source in this respect. Click on the relevant Community Forum.

Since the first meetings the boundaries of some of the forums have been altered to better reflect more relevant community groupings. The forums listed below represent the most up to date boundaries. Click on the the required forum for more information.

The Chalfonts and Amersham Community Forum
Dunsmore, Wendover and Halton
Colne Valley Community Forum
Newton Purcell to Brackley Community Forum
Waddesdon & Quainton Community Forum
Stoke Mandeville & Aylesbury Community Forum
Calvert, Steeple Clayton, Twyford & Chetwode
Central Chilterns

Residents’ Commissioner 5th report – September, 2016

To read report click here 

Residents’ Commissioner’s Fourth Report Chairman of HS2 response – August, 2016

To read the report click here

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee – June, 2016

Follow up to the PHSO Report of an investigation into a complaint about HS2 Ltd: Government and HS2 Ltd responses. To read the report click here

residents’ Commissioner 4th report – May, 2016

to read the report click here

Review of HS2 Ltd’s complaints handling and community engagement – April, 2016

Following a report by the Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman on an investigation into complaints about HS2 Ltd click here.

HS2 Residents’ Commissioner

The first in a series of regular progress reports from the Commissioner has been published - Residents Commissioner report May 2015

The second report was published in September, 2015. To read it click here

The third report was published in February, 2016. To read it click here

The fourth report was published in May, 2016. To read click here

HS2 Consultatation and Engagement Programme

Documents – to read the Consultation and Engagement Programme click here ; the Community Forums Overview click here and Community Forums Terms of Reference click here.

HS2 Scope and Methodology Report

As part of its work on assessing and minimising the environmental impact of the new high speed rail line that will link London and the West Midlands, HS2 Ltd has now completed a consultation which sought expert technical views on the Scope and Methodology of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).

The Scope and Methodology Report (SMR) has been published, and is a technical document that outlines the environmental topics which will be assessed as part of the EIA. It sets out the survey methods that are to be used, which geographical areas will be included and the period of time over which effects will be assessed.

Publication of the SMR follows an eight-week consultation on the draft Scope and Methodology Report which began on 4 April this year. HS2 Ltd invited organisations with relevant expertise such as local authorities, parish councils, statutory bodies and environmental groups to submit their views on the proposed approach. The draft SMR was also made available on HS2 Ltd’s website for input from any person or organisation with an interest.

A total of 166 detailed responses were received which then informed the revised SMR. This will continue to be refined as and when new evidence is received.

To read the SMR in full, click here

To read the summary of consultation responses received and the key changes made to the Scope and Methodology document please click here

To read the HS2 Ltd response to the consultation please click here

HS2 Summit 5 March, 2013

The following presentations were given at the summit:

Community Engagement – Rosie Brake click here

Buckinghamshire Mitigation – Blueprint for HS2 – Presentation by Rosie Brake and Marcus Rogers click here

Hybrid Bills – Nick Brown, Bircham Dyson Bell click here

Noise – Interacting with HS2 Ltd – Presentation by Steve Braund click here

Noise and Environmental Statement – Presentation by Colin Waters click here

HS2 Summit 19 April, 2012

A Summit took place in Aylesbury to enable community representatives to be updated on the HS2 project and to give their views on the way forward. To view a summary of the feedback from workshops click here. During the day a number of presentations were made on the key issues. You can view the material used by clicking on the links below:

Now and Next – Ian Boll, Lead Officer HS2, Buckinghamshire County Council click here

Community Engagement – Rosie Brake, Lead Engagement Officer, Buckinghamshire County Council click here

Developing HS2 – Alison Munroe, Chief Executive HS2 Ltd click here

Infrastructure and Construction – Richard Lindop, Jacobs Engineering click here

Effective Noise Barrier Design – Giles Parker, Sound Barrier Solutions click here

National Trust Perspective – Geri Silverstone click here

The Impact on the Environment – Steve Rodrick, Chief Officer, The Chilterns Conservation Board click here

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) – Rosie Brake, Lead Engagement Officer, Buckinghamshire County Council click here

Sites designated for nature conservation interest in each community forum area – Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

Please read the supporting information click here in conjunction with the following maps:

Great Missenden, South Heath and Wendover (1) click here and (2) click here

Calvert, twyford and Chetwode click here

The Chalfonts, Amersham and Little Missenden click here

Colne Valley click here

Newton Purcell to Brackley click here

Stoke Mandeville and Aylesbury click here

Waddesdon and Quainton click here

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