Agenda and minutes

HS2 Implementation Advisory Group - Wednesday 15th March 2023 6.00 pm

Venue: Civic Suite

Contact: James Hughes  Democratic Services


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Apologies and Substitutions

To receive any apologies and substitutions.

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No apologies were received.


Declarations of Interest

To receive notification of any declarations of pecuniary and /or conflict of interests from Members.

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None declared.


Questions, Deputations and Petitions pdf icon PDF 110 KB

To answer questions and hear deputations, if any, asked by any resident of the Borough pursuant to Standing Orders (Item 12).


A reminder that deputations wishing to be heard shall send to the Chief Executive by 12 noon on the day before the meeting their desire to attend, a notice in writing stating the nature and object of the application or representation proposed to be made.


Please note that the purpose of the HS2 Implementation Advisory Group does not extend to:

·  The review of the principle of or business case for HS2

·  The merits or otherwise of HS2 related applications submitted for determination by Solihull MBC as Local Planning Authority or Local Highway Authority.


Please can you ensure that your deputation is not related to any of these issues.



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A petition had been submitted to Full Council by Cllr D Howell, as this related to HS2 it was advised a response had been sought from them.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 195 KB

To receive the minutes from the last meeting held on Monday 21st November 2022.

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The minutes were unanimously approved.


Main Programme Update pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To receive an update on the main programme from HS2 Ltd.

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Andy De Bell, Balfour Beatty and Jonathon Lord, HS2 Ltd, presented the Main Programme Update as set out in the Agenda Pack. Members asked questions and were satisfied with the responses they received.



The HS2 IAG noted the main programme update.


General Asset Update

To receive an update from HS2 LTD regarding assets.

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Jonathan Lord advised this had been briefly covered in the Main Programme Update but that a more detailed updated would be delivered at the next meeting.


SMBC Highways Verbal Update

To receive a verbal update from SMBC Highways on matters relating to HS2.

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The Head of Highway Improvement delivered a verbal update on matters relating to HS2. There were no questions.


Key Issues Tracker pdf icon PDF 562 KB

To review the Key Issues Tracker.

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The Chair advised that matters relating to the Key Issues Tracker had either been covered in the Main Programme Update or had an update on the Tracker marked in red.



The HS2 IAG noted the Key Issues Tracker.