HS2 news

HS2 in Staffordshire – traffic management in April

Published 2 April 2021

There will be a number of locations affected by traffic management during April. Please check the links for more information regarding work on:
Lichfield Rd, Whittington
Wood End Lane, Fradley

Shaw Lane, Hanch

A5, Hints bypass
The HS2 Helpdesk remains operational all day, every day, if you need advice or information from HS2. You can contact the Helpdesk on:
Freephone: 08081 434 434
Minicom: 08081 456 472
Email: hs2enquiries@hs2.org.uk

HS2 – Shaw Lane Traffic Management

Published 31 March 2021

Shaw Lane traffic management

HS2 – Notice of survey work

Published 26 March 2021

Kings Bromley Advanced notice letter LD v2

Wood End Lane road closure

Published 22 March 2021

HS2 road closures WEL

HS2 related Footpath Closure

Published 19 March 2021

Footpath 0.392 will be closed temporarily while HS2 construction work takes place.

HS2 works sign – Temporary footpath closure on a section of Kings Bromley 0.392 (1)

HS2 – Local Authority Statutory Role

Published 18 March 2021

The Act grants deemed planning permission for construction, maintenance and operation of the railway. It establishes a planning regime in Schedule 17 under which certain detailed planning matters are reserved for local authority approval. As the Highway Authority/Minerals and Waste Planning Authority some of these detailed planning matters will fall to the County Council. These are:

  • Plans and specifications and construction arrangements about waste and soil disposal and excavation of bulk materials from borrow pits. Grounds for refusal are limited and can be read here in the Act.
  • Construction arrangements comprising lorry routing. It is important to note that HS2 Ltd or their contractors must only seek approval for routes when there are more than 24 heavy vehicle movements per day (in either direction). The grounds on which we can refuse lorry route arrangements are also limited and can be read here in the Act.

All other planning matters for approval under the Planning Conditions Schedule (Schedule 17) are approved by the relevant District or Borough Council.

Information about HS2, including what they are doing in Staffordshire on both sections of the route and notifications of upcoming works can be found on their Commonplace website: https://hs2instaffs.commonplace.is/

Complaints should be directed to HS2 Ltd themselves using this link: https://www.hs2.org.uk/how-to-complain/

HS2 related Footpath Closure

Published 12 March 2021

Footpath 0.392 will be closed temporarily while HS2 construction work takes place.

HS2 works sign – Temporary footpath closure on a section of Kings Bromley 0.392 (1)

Map showing HS2 Notices in your area and info on Deep Soil Mixing

Published 12 March 2021

Link here

more info on Deep Soil Mixing is here