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High Speed 2 Railway Line: Eddisbury

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 35400, tabled on 25 April 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what research HS2 Ltd has (a) produced and (b) commissioned since 17 July 2013 on the potential effect of the construction of High Speed 2 on the aquifer in Eddisbury.

Answered on

4 May 2016

HS2 Ltd have not produced any detailed work specifically examining the potential effect of the construction of High Speed Two on the aquifer in Eddisbury.

HS2 Ltd has commissioned desktop studies using existing survey work for the whole of the route from Crewe to Manchester which will examine interactions with landfill and mining and other ground conditions.

Following a route decision in autumn 2016 HS2 Ltd will begin production of a full Environmental Impact Assessment.