HS2 in Staffordshire News

We have introduced a new, user-friendly interactive map to the HS2 website, making it easier and simpler for you to find out what current and upcoming works we are carrying out in your area.

The new In your area map brings all of our work notifications together on one page, making it easier for you to navigate and ensure you are kept up-to-date on the work we are doing to deliver the new railway. There is also a text only view, which allows you to view the information in a table and filter results for each area.

Each work item, highlighted on the map with a 'hard hat' icon, lets you know:
  • the location and planned duration of the works
  • which contractor is delivering it, and
  • what kind of activity they are doing, such as setting up a compound or an archaeological dig.

You can easily see any other works we might be doing nearby, also pinpointed with an icon.

We will be introducing further improvements to the mapping tool and to this local website over the coming months. We will keep you informed of changes as they happen through our regular email notifications and our local engagement events and activities.

We'd like your feedback

We'd like to know what you think about the new mapping tool and ways that we can improve it, to ensure that you can easily find information about the delivery of the railway in your area and how to contact us if you have any questions.

Let us know your views by completing our In your area map feedback survey.

Contact us if you have any questions

If you have any questions about the recent changes or would like some help using the new interactive map, please contact our HS2 Helpdesk team on 08081 434 434 or email hs2enquiries@hs2.org.uk.

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HS2 information during the Coronavirus (COVID19) emergency

The health, safety and wellbeing of our staff and the communities along the route remains our first priority.


Following UK Government advice to stop non-essential contact with other people, and avoid all unnecessary travel, we have taken the decision to postpone a number of face to face engagement events and meetings. We have made this decision to support the government aim to reduce the time spent in public places and the amount of contact between people due to the Coronavirus pandemic.


We are notifying local residents and have added information to the HS2 website and local community commonplace websites, as well as sending a notification to all those subscribed through our local websites.


We are looking at alternative ways of engaging and communicating with communities and local stakeholders over the coming weeks and months.


The HS2 Helpdesk remains operational all day, every day, and will be the public’s first point of contact should they need advice or information from HS2.


The HS2 Helpdesk can be contacted by:
• Telephone: 08081 434 434 (freephone)
• Minicom: 08081 456 472


The Helpdesk team will remain in regular contact with our community engagement managers across all areas of the route.


HS2 Information

Hopton and Coton Parish Council in the second round of HS2 Petitions

Hopton Parish Council's House of Lords Petition August 2019
The Parish Council petition with the Promoter’s (HS2’s) Response

A note about why the Parish Council petition was withdrawn

HS2 Newsletter June 2020 

Jeremy Lefroy's Petition Speech in the House of Commons as it relates to Hopton and HS2's responses.

(This speech occurred in the first round of petitions.) **If you only read one document relating to HS2 then this is the one to read! *

A report of the HPC Meeting with HS2 September 2019 

A report of the HPC meeting about HS2 February 2019 

A report of the meeting with HS2 January 2019 

A report of the meeting with HS2 November 2018

HS2 - How to make complaints during the construction phase.

How to make complaints about HS2 and the HS2 Independent Construction Commissioner

Notice of extension of role of HS2 Independent Construction Commissioner - 26th May 2020

PETITION AP2/009 & HOL/011 – Hopton and Coton Parish Council


Letter from HS2 11th February 2021

B5: Compliance with Undertakings and Assurances

Phase 2a: Register of Undertakings and Assurances