High Speed 2 Rail Link
27th February 2014
HS2 Environmental Statement Consultation
Read SNC's response here:
17th September 2013
Property Compensation Consultation (closes Wednesday 4th December 2013)
Following a court challenge to the Property Compensation Consultation proposals for HS2 in March 2013, the Government gave an undertaking to the High Court to consult again on property compensation matters, including a property bond.
Documents can be downloaded from:
Read SNC's response here:
11th July 2013
South Northamptonshire Council response to HS2 Draft ES consultation
Our formal organisational response to the latest HS2 Ltd consultation, that closed today, can be found below.
You will see from our response that we have re-iterated a number of points that have been said before, by ourselves and others, to reinforce those areas where we still feel that insufficient preparation work and research has been done. In addition, the work commissioned by us in 2011/12 in relation to assessing the impacts has been included in our response.
We have sought local community views and drawn on expertise from neighbouring authorities within the 51m consortium in a few specialist areas such as Ecology to ensure that our response is both comprehensive and complimentary.
The document is a very large file, but is downloadable in 3 sections:
- HS2 formal response to consultation
- HS2 ES Appendix A - Ecological impacts
- HS2 ES Appendix B - Photomontages
If you have any difficulty downloading the documents or would prefer a paper copy, please contact David Allen by email entitled 'HS2 ES Response' to firstname.lastname@example.org
A Paper setting out an overview of the SNC role on HS2 matters is available here.
14th January 2013
Download the Cabinet report setting out the SNC response to the consultation on Compensation and Safeguarding here.
HS2 Visual Impacts Assessed
In answer to the question ‘what will HS2 actually look like’ South Northants Council has 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.
These artists’ impressions will now be used by South Northants Council, Parish Councils and Community groups as the basis for negotiating mitigation measures to reduce its impact – on noise, visual impacts, habitats and on listed buildings and conservation areas.
Location Assessment 1 Location Assessment 4 Cross Section Locations 1 Cross Section Locations 2 Cross Section Locations 3 Illustrative Cross Sections for Locations 1-3
A43 Brackley, South to Turweston, Radstone, North of Radstone
South to Lower Thorpe, Lower Thorpe, South of Culworth
Location Assessment 3
Edgcot Battlefield, Trafford Bridge
Boddington, Road to South East of Thorpe Mandeville
A43, Radstone, Halse Copse
Lower Thorpe, Trafford Bridge for Edgcot Battlefield
Location Assessment 1
Location Assessment 4
Cross Section Locations 1
Cross Section Locations 2
Cross Section Locations 3
Illustrative Cross Sections for Locations 1-3
January 9th 2012
Report commissioned by SNC from wildlife Trust BCN.
This Report has now been published and is available to view: