HS2 consultation extended


The latest HS2 consultation has been extended by two weeks after intervention by a Parliamentary committee.

The committee ruled on Wednesday that the Phase 1 consultation of the high speed route would be extended by two weeks until February 10.

They ruled that the bill failed to comply with Parliamentary standing orders.

HS2 Ltd missed a total of 877 pages from versions of the documents which consist of over 50,000 pages.

When Patrick McLoughlin wrote to MPs informing them of the error in December, he stated that this largely related to one page. But a document attached to the updated documents showed the number of pages was much greater.

This extension will set back the Parliamentary timetable for the plans and could delay the second reading of the bill.