The key events in HS2 development through Leicestershire are shown below in reverse chronological order (newest first). This list includes both key government publications, and the County Council response where appropriate.
Integrated Rail Plan
The Government’s integrated rail plan sets out for delivering and sequencing major rail investment in the North and Midlands.
November 2021 - Integrated Rail Plan published
The Integrated Rail Plan for the North and East Midlands is the Governments proposal on how they intend to deliver HS2 Phase 2b, including the 30km section through Leicestershire.
National Infrastructure Commission, Rail Needs Assessment - Final report December 2020.
The report contained a series of options for the government to consider in its Integrated Rail Plan expected in mid-2021.
This report sets out the methodology that will be used in the final report.
May 2020 - LCC evidence submission to the NIC call for evidence
The joint evidence was submitted to the National Infrastructure Commission to help form their Rail Needs Assessment for the Midlands and the North and includes the Leicester Rail Station strategic outline business case.
In February 2020 after the Oakervee review it was recommended for HS2 to continue in full. The Government asked the National infrastructure to produce a Rail Needs Assessment, they started this process through a ‘call for evidence’.
Design refinement consultation
The government consulted on 11 proposed refinements/changes to the Phase 2b design including Realignment of the route between Ashby-de-a-Zouch and Diseworth, Leicestershire, and the temporary construction of a railhead near Ashby de la Zouch. We are still waiting for the outcome of this consultation.
October 2020 - Ipsos MORI Summary report of the Design refinement consultation responses
September 2019 - Design Refinement consultation, LCC response
This was the Leicestershire County Council's response to the Department for Transport’s HS2 Phase 2b design refinement consultation, published on 6 June 2019. These proposals set out 11 refinements/changes to the route of HS2 Phase 2b.
HS2 Ltd responded to the feedback from its Design Refinement Consultation on Phase 2b.
June 2019 - Phase 2b Western leg
The Department for Transport published this consultation including changes to the design and route of the railway through Leicestershire.
On the 20 June 2019 the Cabinet was updated on the consultation and how the changes will affect Leicestershire.
Environmental and Equality statement
Consultation on the working draft Environmental Statement, summary report (June 2019)
On the 6 June 2019 the Government published a summary report which included the responses received, including those from Leicestershire.
Summary of the response received to the consultation.
This was the LCC response before the end of the consultation period, in December 2018.
This was the LCC response to the report.
HS2 Ltd released this collection of documents to consult on until the 21 December 2018.
Published by HS2 Ltd.
On the 16 October 2018 the Cabinet was updated on the current position on the proposed 30km long High-Speed Rail (HS2) route through Leicestershire and seek approval on the approach to mitigation measures against HS2 impacts. This was also to seek approval to allocate additional resources to deal with the development of HS2 in Leicestershire.
You can read the minutes and decisions for the cabinet meeting on 16 October 2018.
Phase 2b Route decision 2017 – HS2: From Crewe to Manchester, West Midlands to Leeds and beyond
This report provides a summary of responses for the Route Refinement and Property Consultation that ran for 16 weeks starting in November 2016 and comes with a Phase 2b route decision.
March 2017 - Our response to the consultation
Part A of this response was to respond to the High Speed Two Phase 2b Property Consultation and Part B focused on the Route Refinement Consultation.
February 2017 - Our cabinet report
The cabinet was updated on the Route Refinement consultation at their meeting on 10 February 2017. Approval was also sought from the cabinet on the adoption of the draft Leicester and Leicestershire Rail Strategy.
You can read the minutes and decisions for the cabinet meeting on 10 February 2017 which form part of the Council’s formal position on HS2 Phase 2b.
November 2016 - 2016 Route Refinement and Property Consultation - HS2 Phase 2b
This consultation began in November 2016 and ran for 16 weeks. Its aim was to seek views on the property compensation and assistance schemes proposed for people affected by the plans for the HS2 Phase 2b route.
2013 route alignment consultation
January 2014 - Our cabinet report Cabinet report
On 15 January 2014 the Cabinet met to discuss the response to the Government’s HS2 Phase 2 route consultation. This report was submitted to HS2 Ltd in January 2014 as our response to the High Speed 2 (Phase 2) consultation.
You can read the minutes and decisions for the cabinet meeting on 15 January 2014.
July 2013 - 2013 Route Alignment Consultation - HS2 Phase 2
Set out the proposed route from the West Midlands to Manchester, Leeds and beyond as at July 2013. The information supported the route consultation that ran from July 2013 to January 2014.