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Stratford-on-Avon District Council
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Parking System Maintenance

Our parking system is currently undergoing essential maintenance to improve the service we provide. As a result, the following services are currently unavailable via that system:

  • Payments
  • Appeals

We are working to ensure full availability is restored as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience in this matter and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

For urgent enquiries, please call our office on 01789 267575.

HS2 High Speed Rail Line (London-West Midlands)

In 2010 the Government launched its proposed high speed rail strategy and its recommended route for the line between London and the West Midlands. The route crosses Stratford District from near to Wormleighton in the south to near Ufton in the north east.

HS2 Phase One hybrid Bill

On 25 November 2013 the Government deposited a hybrid Bill with Parliament for Phase One of HS2 between London and the West Midlands

Environmental Statement

The Phase One Environmental Statement sets out in detail the social and environmental impacts of the route and the measures which are being put in place to mitigate those impacts.

Safeguarding

Follow the link below to a letter from HS2 Ltd regarding revised safeguarding directions:

Compensation

The Exceptional Hardship Scheme is now in operation. It is designed to provide assistance to property owners severely and immediately affected by the HS2 route.

Property Consultation 2014 - for the London-West Midlands HS2 route
High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd carried out a Property Consultation on two proposed compensation schemes to complement the currently available assistance. The schemes are an alternative cash offer and a homeowner payment. More information is available by downloading:

View the approved compensation arrangements if your property is affected by HS2.

Petitioning against the HS2 Bill

The District Council submitted a Petition to the House of Commons.

Over 1900 petitions against the scheme have been submitted by local authorities, special interest groups and individuals. These can be viewed at Parliament Publications. (Stratford-on-Avon District Council is No. 426)

HS2 House of Commons Select Committee

The High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill passed its Second Reading in the House of Commons on 28 April 2014 and is now deemed to be approved in principle.

A Select Committee was appointed to consider issues raised by petitioners. It published its Final Report on 22 February 2016

HS2 House of Lords Select Committee

The Select Committee was appointed on 5 May 2016 to consider submitted petitions. Further information and Select Committee proceedings can be found on the Lords HS2 Select Committee webpage

Next steps

Subject to the outcome of parliamentary procedures, it is anticipated that Royal Assent will be granted by the end of 2016 and construction will commence in 2017. Completion of the London to Birmingham section is expected in 2026.

Warwickshire County Council is actively involved in the HS2 proposals, seeking a range of measures to mitigate the impact of the railway.

For further information about HS2 telephone 01789 260314 or email planning.policy@stratford-dc.gov.uk