High Speed Two (HS2) is a new high speed railway that will link London to Birmingham and Manchester, the East Midlands and Leeds. Phase One of the project links London with the West Midlands.
Main civils construction work for Phase One commenced in 2019 and the delivery of the first trains for infrastructure testing will take place in 2024. The train line is due to become fully operational between 2029 and 2033.
The construction of the line is likely to cause considerable disruption for Warwickshire residents who either live near the construction works or who travel through the affected areas on a regular basis. To keep informed of road closures, HS2 drop-in sessions and other updates please visit this page on a regular basis.
There is now significant construction work taking place along the HS2 route in Warwickshire. Visit this page to view all the current and planned work in your region or along your route of travel. The work notices are broken down into 5 regions of Warwickshire.
A section of the A425 Leamington Road near Southam and the public right of way (PRoW) SM24 will be closed from 26 October 2020 for up to 9 months in order to safely excavate a 15-metre-deep trench and construct the “cut-and-cover” section of the Long Itchington Wood Tunnel. A diversion will be in place for cyclists and road users. Read more here.
DROP-IN SESSIONS/ENGAGEMENT EVENTS
All drop in sessions and engagement events have been cancelled for the foreseeable future due to the Government’s advice to limit all non-essential social contact. A series of webinars are now being organised which can be accessed on this page.
Details of how communities being disrupted by HS2 construction can apply for funding are available on this page.
Click here to read information for farmers and growers affected by HS2 construction.
Download the latest summer newsletter from HS2 for Hampton in Arden, Berkswell, Balsall Common, Burton Green, Kenilworth, providing information on works in your area over the coming months.
There is also a separate autumn/winter newsletter for Kenilworth, Stoneleigh, Cubbington, Offchurch and Southam.
The autumn/winter newsletter for north Warwickshire can be downloaded here.
HS2 Woodland Fund
The Woodland Fund is open to applications from landowners located within 25 miles of the Phase One route of the high speed railway. The fund aims to help local landowners create new native, broad leaf woodlands. To find out more about the Woodland Fund and how to apply please visit this page.
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