Leeds City Region HS2 Growth Strategy

Have your say from 15 January until Friday 2 March 2018

High Speed 2 (HS2) is a planned high speed railway designed to transform connectivity between our major cities, making it easier for businesses to locate across the Midlands and the North of England. This will help to rebalance the economy across the UK. An overview of the HS2 scheme can be found here.

Early construction work of HS2 Phase 1 has already commenced between London and Birmingham. With detailed planning already underway, construction of the line to Leeds is planned to start in 2024, with the line to open in 2033. Some services will terminate at an expanded Leeds Railway Station and others will travel onto York Station.

Our region is growing and HS2 is vital to support the next steps in transforming our economy. With the arrival of HS2, it is vital that we plan how we can best distribute the economic benefits across the Region. The Leeds City Region HS2 Growth Strategy sets out how Leeds City Region will work with Government, businesses, schools, colleges and universities to maximise the benefits of HS2.

The Leeds City Region HS2 Growth Strategy includes six workstreams to transform the City Region economy:

Between Monday 15 January and Friday 2 March 2018, we are inviting comments on the strategy. The engagement is predominantly aimed towards stakeholders but we welcome comments from individuals.

The Leeds City Region HS2 Growth Strategy will be updated as a result of the responses received.

Documents
We are looking for views on the following draft documentation, which is available to download below:

Leeds City Region HS2 Growth Strategy: Foreword and Executive Summary
Leeds City Region HS2 Growth Strategy
Leeds City Region HS2 Connectivity Strategy
Leeds City Region HS2 Supply Chain and Skills Strategy

How to Respond
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Email your comments to talktous@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

If you would like to discuss further, you can call 0113 245 7676 and ask to be transferred to the relevant officer, but please note we can only accept written responses to the engagement

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Further information
Leeds City Council has been undertaking a consultation on the Leeds Integrated Station Masterplan and information on this can be found here.

Further background information around the Leeds City Region HS2 Growth Strategy can be found in the following committee reports:

West Yorkshire Combined Authority: HS2 and Connectivity - 14 December 2017
West Yorkshire Combined Authority: HS2 and Skills - 14 December 2017
West Yorkshire Combined Authority: HS2 and Skills Appendix 1 - 14 December 2017
Leeds City Council Executive Board - 13 December 2017