HS2 Action Alliance wins right to be heard in Parliament

By Christopher Stanwell

HS2 Action Alliance (HS2AA) has successfully defended itself against the Department for Transport’s and HS2 Ltd’s (‘the promoters’) attempts to prevent it from presenting its case to the Select Committee petitions against the High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill.

The promoters challenged 24 petitions and only HS2AA and one other group will now be able to present their case.

Richard Harwood QC (instructed by Nabarro) successfully argued that HS2AA was a national group representing more than 15,000 individuals and 100 organisations, seeking better environmental impacts and mitigation. Following a hearing, the Select Committee agreed that HS2AA should be able to present its case…

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