HS2 must leave a positive legacy for the landscape

The National Trust’s HS2 Project Team has recently submitted a response to plans for the HS2 railway in Staffordshire. The HS2 Phase 2a (West Midlands to Crewe) Bill is currently in Parliament and awaiting Second Reading. Included with the Bill is the Environmental Statement which assesses the environmental impacts of constructing and operating the railway…

National Trust Response to HS2 Phase 2A Report

The National Trust welcomes the level of detail accompanying the HS2 Phase 2A Birmingham to Crewe report but has concerns where the railway passes close to Shugborough Hall and Downs Banks in Staffordshire. We are working with experts to understand the impact of HS2 at Shugborough and Downs Banks. We understand that an elevated section…