In a surprise early announcement from the Government on Monday (17/7/2017) they said
Having carefully considered all the points made by respondents, the Secretary of State has decided to not adopt the change proposed in November 2016. The Secretary of State has decided instead to confirm a modified version of the 2013 route, which would be moved approximately 80m to the east of the 2013 route and more closely follows the A42, a section of which would need to be realigned near Measham.
The consultation deadline has now passed and the submission we made can be downloaded, see links below. Thanks to everyone who has supported us and contributed to the consultation themselves. We do not know when HS2 will respond but we will let you know as soon as we do. We are also considering ways in which we can keep our concerns at the forefront of the debates we expect will be going on behind the scenes.
What have you done today? You can do something to help oppose the HS2 route – there are lots of ways you can make a difference.
We have gathered a range of information and tools that will help you find out more, from detailed plans to consultation submissions.