HS2 - High Speed Rail Developments

Leicestershire Communities is using this page to share information related to the development of High Speed Rail (HS2). Phase 2 of the roll-out of HS2 includes the Birmingham - Leeds stretch which is proposed to pass through Leicestershire.

We will add new information as and when it becomes available.

Route Announcement - July 2017

The Government have now confirmed the high speed rail lines between Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield and the East Midlands

For full details visit www.gov.uk/government/news/huge-economic-boost-for-the-north-of-england-as-transport-secretary-confirms-hs2-routes


HS2 Limited will be holding two information events to update the public on the latest developments which include proposals for the location of construction sites, infrastructure associated with the railway and the realignment of major roads and public rights of way. These plans may be refined to take into consideration further feedback and environmental assessments.

Events taking place in Leicestershire are:-

Monday 18th June 2018 - 2pm till 8pm - Best Western Yew Lodge Hotel, Kegworth
Thursday 12th July 2018 - 2pm till 8pm - Measham Leisure Centre, Measham

To view additional events taking place outside the County and further information, CLICK HERE

A series of Information Events for households across the Phase 2b line of route took place during September 2017. At the events residents, businesses, landowners and other interested stakeholders along the Phase 2b line of route were be able to find out how the design for the route will be developed and the environmental impacts assessed. Attendees were also be able to discuss how the timetable for Phase 2b is progressing and the process by which stakeholders have the opportunity to have their say.

Events that took place locally:-

Wednesday 13th September 2017 - 14:00hrs to 20:00hrs
Measham Leisure Centre, 22 High Street, Measham, DE12 7HR

Thursday 21st September 2017 - 14:00hrs to 20:00hrs
West Park Leisure Centre, Wilsthorpe Road, Long Eaton, NG10 4AA

Monday 25th September 2017 - 14:00hrs to 20:00hrs
Best Western Yew Lodge Hotel, 33 Packington Hill, Kegworth, DE74 2DF

Please check www.gov.uk/hs2 for other information.

HS2 Ltd - Information Leaflets



Leicestershire County Council have been working in partnership with Leicester City Council and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) to develop a Draft Rail Strategy for the county which includes HS2 (Phase 2) proposals.

Following outcomes of the Strategy and Government announcements in respect of the HS2 Toton Station, a report was submitted to Cabinet in 2017 seeking to undertake engagement of the Draft Rail Strategy and setting out proposals for the Authority to revise its formal position on the HS2 Eastern Leg.

To view a full copy of the report CLICK HERE

HS2 Resident's Charter

The Government has launched a new Residents’ Charter which sets the standard for communicating with people who live along or near the route of the HS2 route. HS2 Ltd has appointed a residents’ commissioner to ensure that the standards set out in this charter are met.

Leicestershire County Council’s Response to HS2 Phase 2 Consultation

As its Cabinet Meeting on 15th January 2014, Leicestershire County Council Cabinet discussed its proposed response to the Government's consultation on HS2 Phase 2 preferred route and stations.

You can view the full report 'High Speed Rail (HS2) Phase 2: West Midlands to Leeds HS2 Consultation: Proposed Response on Implications for Leicestershire'and related appendices on the Leicestershire County Council website Click Here

Exceptional Hardship Scheme (Phase 2)

You may be able to sell your property to the government at its open market value as if HS2 wasn’t going to be built (known as ‘unblighted’ value) if all of the following apply:
- you live in a property near to the proposed Phase 2 HS2 route
- you haven’t been able to sell your property at its market value because of HS2
- you bought your property before 28 January 2013
- you need to sell your property urgently otherwise would suffer ‘exceptional hardship’, eg you need to move to work

For more information, please follow the link below:

Important Links

Presentations & Other relevant information