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The Cathedral and Church Buildings Division regularly responds to consultations on major projects affecting churches.

One such instance is the potential effect of High Speed 2 (HS2) - a planned high-speed railway between London and the English Midlands, Northern England, and potentially the central belt of Scotland - on the church buildings which lie near the proposed line. 

The route would take the form of a "Y", with a trunk between London and Birmingham, then splitting into two spurs, one continuing to Manchester, and another to Leeds via the East Midlands.

Please click here to see our response to the Phase 1 consultation on the line between London and Birmingham.

Please click here to see our response to the Phase 2 consultation on the line from the West Midlands to Manchester and Leeds.

 For more information on HS2 visit www.hs2.org.uk