Anti-HS2 campaign suffers knock back

Our reporter Marion Dakers:

The High Court this morning dismissed nine out of ten arguments set out by opponents of the plan in five judicial review claims brought in December.

However, around 70 groups acting as the HS2 Action Alliance successfully argued that the consultation into compensation payments for property owners blighted by the route were unlawful.

Simon Burns, the minister responsible for HS2, said the government will run the consultation again, but that overall the judgment was a “landmark victory” for the £33bn project.

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