High Speed Two (HS2) is the planned new high speed rail network, connecting London with the West Midlands and running lines to Manchester and Leeds.
The Eastern leg of HS2 (phase 2), West Midlands to Leeds, will result in the construction of a new high speed railway through North West Leicestershire, connecting to the HS2 East Midlands station stop in Toton, Nottinghamshire.
Confirmed HS2 route through North West Leicestershire
The route confirmed in July 2017 will follow the A42, skirting the west side of Measham. It will stay close to the A42 until it crosses the M1 and passes Kegworth on its west side in between the village and the M1 before heading into Nottingham.
Further information on HS2, including maps of the route are available on the Government’s HS2 website.
HS2 Phase 2b route decision (PDF Document, 15.33 Mb)
HS2 Phase 2b route map (PDF Document, 23.81 Mb)
Response to the HS2 Phase 2b Working Draft Environmantal Statement and Equality Impact Assessment December 2018
NWLDC Response to HS2 Phase 2b Draft Working Environmental Statement (PDF Document, 13.97 Mb)
NWLDC response to the HS2 Phase 2b Equality Impact Assessment (PDF Document, 0.19 Mb)
Contact HS2 on a freephone number
As part of HS2’s commitment to being open and accessible for our communities, you are now able to contact the HS2 helpdesk team using a new Freephone telephone number. All calls are free of charge from UK landlines and mobile phones.
The new number is 08081 434 434. This number can also be found on the HS2 website
There is also a new Freephone mini-com number for callers with hearing and speech difficulties. This number is 08081 456 472.
Compensation if your property is affected by HS2
Property owners affected by HS2 may be able to claim compensation. Eligibility for compensation depends on the location of your property.
Guidance on compensation claims is available on the HS2 compensation website.
If you have any questions regarding compensation or you require further advice on the compensation application process contact the HS2 Enquires team on the following details:
08081 434 434
Help finding new business premises
Our Business Focus team can work with local businesses that are impacted by HS2 to find new business premises.
There are a number of commercial property and business sites across North West Leicestershire.
Businesses requiring further support or help to find new commercial premises should contact our Business Focus team to discuss their requirements.
01530 454 578
- HS2 public events flyer (PDF Document, 0.3 Mb)
Last updated: Tue 29 January, 2019 @ 14:16