High Speed 2 Rail Link
South Northamptonshire Council are one of 18 councils, collectively known as "51m", who have come together to challenge the evidence base about the HS2 project. They are known as "51m" because that represents how much HS2 will cost each and every Parliamentary Constituency...£51million. By working with other like-minded councils in this way we reduce costs and share expertise and can have a much stronger voice in protecting the interests of our residents and businesses.
51m has its own website that contains far more material about HS2 and how the authorities are responding to it. For more information see the 51m website.
2013 Compensation consultation:
Our response to the HS2 Draft Environmental Survey consultation 2013:
- HS2 formal response to consultation (3.8 mb pdf)
- HS2 ES Appendix A - Ecological impacts (2.5 mb pdf)
- HS2 ES Appendix B - Photomontages (9.2 mb pdf)
Our response to Dft HS2 Consultation 2011
HS2 Route Maps and Artist' impressions
Revised maps for the proposed route:
- Turweston to Brackley North East (4 mb pdf)
- Brackley North East to Greatworth (4 mb pdf)
- Greatworth to Edgcote (4MB pdf)
- Edgcote to Lower Boddington (4MB pdf)
- Lower Boddington to Radbourn (4MB pdf)
- Map of whole HS2 route through South Northants District (6MB pdf)
Other documents are available from the DFT website.
We prepared an update of the HS2 impact mapping included in the response to the HS2 consultation. These maps have been updated to show the size of proposed cuttings and embankments.
In answer to the question 'what will HS2 actually look like' we commissioned a project to actually draw up a set of images to help inform local residents.
By overlaying pictures of the track, gantry and security fencing onto photographs of key sites it is possible to give a realistic impression of what HS2 might look like.
|Location Assessment 1 (6.2 mb pdf)||A43 Brackley, South to Turweston, Radstone, North of Radstone|
|Location Assessment 2 (6.4 mb pdf)||South to Lower Thorpe, Lower Thorpe, South of Culworth|
|Location Assessment 3 (7.7 mb pdf)||Edgcot Battlefield, Trafford Bridge|
|Location Assessment 4 (3 mb pdf)||Boddington, Road to South East of Thorpe Mandeville|
|Cross Section Locations 1 (2.9 mb pdf)||A43, Radstone, Halse Copse|
|Cross Section Locations 2 (3 mb pdf)||Lower Thorpe, Trafford Bridge for Edgcot Battlefield|
|Cross Section Locations 3 (2.7 mb pdf)||Boddington|
|Illustrative Cross Sections for Locations 1-3 (776 kb pdf)|