HS2 Ltd. has advised Parish Councils that the second additional provision (AP) and associated environmental statement will be deposited to Parliament on 8 February. Anyone who has ordered copies of them should receive them later that day. Staffordshire County Council will make an electronic and a hard copy available for public use in Staffordshire Place 2 reception (documents may not be taken away). Deposit of the AP will trigger both a consultation, and a petitioning period. A deadline has not yet been given, for either the consultation or petitioning period. Please see the HS2 website on the 8th for details and for details on petitioning.
The County Council has not yet made a decision on petitioning, as this will depend on the contents of the AP amongst other factors, but in any case the County Council will be co-ordinating a consultation response and as part of this they would welcome the views of the Parish Council. Where possible, these will be incorporated into the County Council response.
For those who think they may wish to petition, Select Committee have published some guidance on petitioning an additional provision. Potential petitioners may also find it useful to view some of the previous hearings to familiarise themselves with the process.