East Midlands HS2 Growth Strategy

The East Midlands HS2 Growth Strategy was published in September 2017 and sets out ambitious proposals to use HS2 connectivity create an additional 74,000 jobs and £4 billion of GVA by 2043 (10 years after HS2 Phase 2b is planned to be operational).   Development of the Growth Strategy was supported by a grant of £1.25 million from the Department for Transport. The Growth Strategy focuses on the following three areas:

  • People: Ensuring local communities and businesses can benefit fully from the economic opportunities that HS2 will bring, both during and after construction.
  • Place: Delivering complementary growth around the Hub Station at Toton and in Chesterfield/Staveley.
  • Connectivity: Ensuring that the Hub Station is well connected to surrounding communities, towns and cities where around 80% of the economic benefit of HS2 is likely to be realised, and that links to and within Chesterfield are improved.

The HS2 Station at Toton – An Assessment of the Economic Development Opportunities

This report is the final output from the work commissioned by East Midlands Councils to explore the economic development opportunities arising from the HS2 station at Toton, and its connections to surrounding sites and communities in the East Midlands.  The report which was published in November 2016 can be found here .