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Notice of HS2 works beginning 3rd February 2020

Updated: Jun 23, 2021

30th January 2020

High Speed Two (HS2) is the new high speed railway for Britain. As part of HS2’s continued programme of surveying works in your local area, we have already carried out geophysical surveys to identify areas of possible archaeological interest. The next steps of our archaeological investigation work will involve excavating trenches and recording any finds.

The site is located off the A413 as shown in red on the map overleaf. These works will start on 3 February 2020 and be completed by the middle of March 2020.

What will we be doing?

We will begin archaeological investigations in the area shown on the map below. These works enable a greater understanding of significant archaeology in the area. The works require the excavation of 22 trenches. Once the work is complete, the trenches will be backfilled. The digging and investigations are carried out by teams on site with supervision staff visiting the site to ensure the works are progressing safely.

How may this affect you?

Traffic management will be in place for the duration of these works. There will be a single lane closure on the A413 (between the purple points as shown on the map overleaf) and a 40 mile per hour speed restriction.

We will be working hard to ensure any impacts on residents are kept to a minimum during these and future works. There will be a visible increase in site vehicles during the set up and closing down of the works.

There may be some noise from the machinery, which will be restricted to running between the hours of 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday. There may be occasional weekend working subject to local authority consent. Updates will be shared on

If you have a question about HS2 or our works, please contact our HS2 Helpdesk team on 08081 434 434 or email



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