Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Delivering HS2 Phase One and the next steps for Phase Two: environmental impact, project design and national connectivity

Morning, Thursday, 14th February 2019

Central London


This seminar will focus on the challenges for delivering HS2 Phase One and consider priorities ahead for the development of Phase Two.

Delegates will discuss key issues in constructing the route, including the on-going preparatory works and challenges for key infrastructure as well as options for managing its impact on communities and heritage woodlands, alongside the creation of a green corridor.

There will also be discussion on the next steps for planning Phase Two, following the Government announcement of a one-year delay on the Phase 2b Hybrid-Bill, including the possibility of beginning construction from the North, and the redevelopment and design of station hubs taking into account connections to existing and future rail infrastructure.

Further sessions will consider opportunities for local and regional regeneration, as well as possible further steps which might be taken to meet the needs of users of the network upon its completion.

Keynote Speaker

Tim Wood

Director, Northern Powerhouse Rail, Transport for the North

Keynote Speakers

Senior speaker confirmed from HS2

Tim Wood

Director, Northern Powerhouse Rail, Transport for the North

Dr Nick Bisson

Director, Phase 2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail, Department for Transport


Laura Smith MP


Beccy Speight

Chief Executive, Woodland Trust

Anthony Smith

Chief Executive, Transport Focus

Philip Farrell

Interim Managing Director, Urban Growth Company

Liz Hunter

Head of Transport Policy, West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership

Sayeh Ghanbari

UK&I Infrastructure Leader, EY

Councillor Georgia Gould

Leader, Camden Council

Dr Mark Raiss

Engineering Director, Civil Infrastructure, EMEA, AECOM

Councillor Janet Clowes

Adult Social Care and Integration Portfolio Holder, Cheshire East Council