Transport & tourism

Special places impacted by HS2

As the proposed route for HS2 travels up the country there are 12 of our special places which we are particularly concerned about. We look at each of these places and what the impact could be for them.

High Speed Rail 2

The Government is developing a new national high speed rail network (HS2) connecting England and Scotland, the most significant transport infrastructure project in the UK since the building of the motorways.

Read the latest: 25 November - HS2 has its first reading in House of Commons.

Our role in the future of tourism

We work closely both operationally and on influencing policy with VisitBritain and the different agencies responsible for tourism in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as the regional and local tourism organisations.


The High Speed 2 timeline

Follow our timeline of the key dates surrounding the Government's proposed High Speed 2 rail link to London.

Published documents

Throughout the process of design and planning for HS2, there have been opportunities for us to share our views. On this page you can find links to copies of documents we have published and a link to our blog where we have shared and discussed our ideas around HS2.  

Case study: Returning Hindhead Common

2011 marked the end of a 20-year project to improve the road link between London and the south coast. Following completion of a new tunnel to bypass a notorious traffic bottle neck in the Surrey village of Hindhead, the old A3 has now officially been 'returned to nature'.

Ecology Technical Group


About the group

Information about the group aiming to achieve the best possible outcome of HS2 for ecology.

Ecology Technical Group

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Response to proposals

The final response from the HS2 Ecology Technical Group on how the HS2 proposals will impact nature.

Our Places blog

Follow our blog debating issues around our special places, issues that threaten our future and the efforts we are taking to protect them.