HS2 Environmental Statement

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1581
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Has the Mayor submitted a response to the Government's Environmental HS2, and will he share the statement with the Assembly?

Answer

Answer for HS2 Environmental Statement

Answer for HS2 Environmental Statement

Answered By: 
The Mayor

A comprehensive response to the HS2 Environmental Statement Consultation was submitted at the end of February. I have also written to the Secretary of State for Transport reiterating my concerns with the current HS2 proposals and setting out the changes to the current HS2 Hybrid Bill proposals that I am seeking.  A copy of the letter can be found at:

http://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/140310_HS2%20Hybrid%20Bill%20consultations%20and%20optimising%20HS2.pdf

I am confident that these issues will be considered carefully by the Government and Sir David Higgins in his new role.