HS2: Government publishes Additional Provision 2 (AP2) to HS2 Bill

The Government has today (Monday, 13 July) published Additional Provision 2 (AP2) to the HS2 Hybrid Bill.

You can read AP2 and the accompanying Environmental Statement (ES), which combines the ES for AP2 and the supplementary Environmental Statement to the original ES, on the Government website.

This amendment contains changes to the route that require additional land and powers under the Hybrid Bill covering the area from Birmingham to Brent, including changes at Old Oak Common.

AP2 does not cover the London Borough of Camden or the Euston area. However, we understand that it will cover some route wide issues. We are reviewing these to see if these changes have any significance to Camden and will publish a summary of what these changes mean for us later in the week.

We understand that the detail of the effects of any route wide issues which relate to Camden will be included in Additional Provision 3, the amendment that will show the latest changes to plans for Euston. We expect this to be submitted to Parliament in September.

Are there paper copies available for me to look at?

Copies of the AP2 documents will be available to view in Camden libraries - Swiss Cottage Central Library, Camden Town Library, Pancras Square Library, Kentish Town Library and Kilburn Library Centre – from Tuesday, 14 June 2015.

Full details on petitioning on AP2 are on the Government website. You can also read documents on how to petition on amendments to the HS2 Bill and Frequently Asked Questions. 

More information

Camden Council opposes plans for HS2 as currently proposed. If the government does go ahead with the scheme, Camden is committed to securing the best deal for our communities. Find out more here.