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Opposition groups challenge HS2 plans

A week long legal challenge brought by groups opposed to the proposed £32bn High Speed 2 (HS2) rail link got underway as NCE went to press on Monday.


High speed: Protests are mounting

The challenge is being brought by 51M, a group which represents 15 councils along the route, the HS2 Action Alliance (HS2AA), Heathrow Hub and Aylesbury Park Golf Club.

The judicial review will consider whether the consultation was adequate; whether enough information was provided; whether the project complies with the requirements of the Strategic Environmental Assessment Regulations 2004; and whether enough consideration was given to the impact of HS2 on other parts of the transport infrastructure.

The government wants the first leg of HS2 between London and Birmingham to be built by 2026.

Readers' comments (1)

  • Please see an article in The Telegraph, entitled 'Passenger numbers 'blow apart' case for HS2 train line'.

    It can be found at:

    It makes very interesting reading.

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