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High Speed 2 Line

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 11191, tabled on 9 October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how the Work of the Natural Capital Committee has informed environmental decision-making on the High Speed 2 project.

Answered on

15 October 2015

HS2 has been designed to meet all of the legislation and relevant policy currently in place to protect the environment. Many of the recommendations set out by the Natural Capital Committee have already been addressed by the work being undertaken by HS2 Ltd, such as the use of webTAG and aiming to achieve no net loss to biodiversity.