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High Speed 2 Line

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 11192, tabled on 9 October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that emissions from the construction and operation of High Speed 2 will comply with air pollution mitigation measures in the new air quality plans being developed by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Answered on

15 October 2015

HS2 Ltd is working with the Local Authorities affected by the Scheme through the Environmental Health Sub-Group of the Planning Forum. These Local Authorities have responsibilities for Local Air Quality Management, and have Action Plans which feed into the air quality plans which are being consulted on by Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.