There are widespread reports in the media today that the Government is set to announce the approval of HS2 next week. The BBC report that Ministers say the proposal is “being seriously considered”. Network Rail have published this report which says that HS2 is better than the alternatives. The Telegraph says that the proposal will be approved by Transport Secretary Justine Greening. The announcement is expected on Tuesday. The BBC also has this map of the route on which you can click to see more detail of each area affected.