The Environmental Audit Committee will hold its final public evidence hearing on the HS2 and the Environment inquiry at 2.15 pm on Wednesday 26 March 2014 in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House.
The Committee will hear from:
At c2.15 pm
- Robert Goodwill MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport.
- Peter Miller, Head of Environment and Planning, HS2 Ltd.
- Sara Eppel, Head of the Rural Communities Policy Unit, Defra.
- Dave Buttery, Deputy Director of the High Speed Rail Legislation, Department for Transport
In the final session on this inquiry, the Committee will examine HS2 Limited and the Transport minister on the route-wide environmental aspects of HS2, including how these have been addressed in the Environmental Statement. It will look at how environmental considerations will be taken into account in the detailed routing of the track and in the use of local environmental protection measures, as well as how such protection measures will be planned and implemented and how ‘biodiversity offsetting’ might operate.