Historic England response to HS2 announcement

A Historic England spokesperson said:

“We have been working closely with HS2 Ltd for several years, advising on the potential impacts of the railway line on the historic environment. Following the government’s announcement today on the future direction of HS2, we will continue to advise HS2 Ltd and the government to ensure that harm to historic sites and their surroundings is minimised where possible. Where historic buildings or archaeological sites are to be harmed or destroyed by construction of the railway, we will work to ensure our understanding of the past is advanced by proper investigation and/or excavation.”

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