High speed ahead for HS2 route

The High Court has revealed the results of a Judicial Review into the HS2 rail link plans. Most of the legal challenges from campaigners fighting the plans were dismissed, but the Government was told its consultation on compensation was 'unlawful'.

HS2 campaigners lose most Judicial Review claims

by Mike Pearse

HS2 campaigners have lost most of their Judicial Review claims at the High Court.

One is however allowed.

They have taken the Government to court claiming they failed to properly consult on the High Speed Two scheme and take into account environmental concerns.

The Government insists it did everything possible to take into account all views.

Anti-HS2 route campaigners arrive at court

HS2 campaigners
Campaigners fighting HS2 rail link arrive at the High Court Credit: Mike Pearse

Campaigners challenging the Government's consultation into the proposed High Speed Two (HS2) rail link which would cut through the Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire countryside have arrived at the High Court. A decision is due on a judicial review into the matter.


Vital day for future of HS2

The High Court is to hand down the results of a review into plans for the HS2 rail link today. HS2 would cut through the Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire countryside. Campaigners claim the government did not carry out its consultation properly.

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