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This blog publicised the public consultation, which ran February to July 2011

Environment factsheets

Carbon emission graph
More information about the HS2 consultation. Environment factsheets include:

  • Carbon
  • HS2’s Appraisal of Sustainability
  • Noise Information Note
  • Noise Summary Note
  • Wildlife and Habitats

Read the factsheet introductions, and access the full factsheets using the links below.

Carbon

Find out here about how we assessed and took into account potential effects on carbon emissions in assessing the proposed route and what we have found including:

  • the role that high speed rail could play in a low carbon economy
  • how we have predicted the possible effects of HS2 (London-West Midlands) and our resulting estimates

Carbon factsheet – view PDF online
Carbon factsheet – HS2 consultation website

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HS2’s Appraisal of Sustainability

Find out about our approach to sustainability, how it influenced route design and what we plan to do next, including:

• what the sustainability issues for the first phase of HS2 (London to West Midlands) are
• why we carried out an Appraisal of Sustainability (AoS)
• how we carried out the AoS
• how the AoS has influenced the choice of the recommended route; and
• what HS2 Ltd is proposing to do following consultation

The full AoS, including a non-technical summary, is available on the HS2 consultation website.

HS2 AoS Factsheet – view PDF online
HS2 AoS Factsheet – HS2 consultation website

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Noise Information NoteWayside noise barriers

This factsheet explains the causes of railway noise and how noise effects can be reduced. It describes how noise is measured and how we have assessed the likely effects of HS2 (London to West Midlands). It presents the results of the work we have undertaken to date. The proposals for HS2 (London to West Midlands) already include a number of measures to reduce the effects of noise, and work would continue to seek further improvements.

Noise information note factsheet – view PDF online
Noise information note factsheet – HS2 consultation website
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Noise Summary Note

This factsheet is about:

• what causes railway noise
• how noise effects can be reduced
• how we predict noise levels and the number of dwellings affected
• our current assessment of noise effects from HS2 (London to West Midlands)
• what we would do next

Noise summary note factsheet – view PDF online
Noise summary note factsheet – HS2 consultation website

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Wildlife and Habitats

This factsheet is about how we researched the potential effects of HS2 (London to West Midlands) on wildlife and habitats, and how we would address them, including:

• protecting wildlife and habitats through the design of HS2 (London to West Midlands)
• the remaining effects
• our planning to reduce these effects

Wildlife and habitats factsheet – view PDF online
Wildlife and habitats factsheet – HS2 consultation website

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Written by HS2 Ltd

May 13, 2011 at 9:05 am

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