In today’s announcement the Government won nine out of 10 points being challenged, which Rail Minister Simon Burns said effectively gave the “green light” to the high-speed rail project.
However, the consultation into compensation for those affected was ruled “unlawful”. HUHS2 has always called for proper compensation and so it’s right that if the compensation consultation was not done properly then it should be repeated, but it is important that this will not be at the expense of the timetable for construction of the first phase of the line, from London to Birmingham, which is due to open in 2025.
Read more here about the challenges lodged by the opponents to the scheme in the Judicial Review, the High Court findings and their impact, if any, on the HS2 project.
Another positive step forward towards the re-balancing of the economy and a brighter future for the next generation in many regions up and down the UK.