HS2 fight goes to High Court

SOUTH Northamptonshire Council (SNC) has joined forces with other councils in opposing the plans for HS2 in the High Court

hey teamed up to force a judidical review of the Government’s decision to move forward with the £34 billion project which will provide a high speed link between London and Birmingham.

SNC Councillor Rupert Fordham, portfolio holder for economic development and regeneration said: “Those residents and businesses in South Northamptonshire that will be affected by the planned route have put their faith in this authority to help them in their fight against it.

“The environmental and economic impacts have not been properly considered. The project is expensive, wasteful and environmentally destructive. It would therefore be remiss for us to sit back and allow a project that will have a detrimental impact on the quality of so many people’s lives to go unchallenged.

“We recognise the need for investment in the country’s rail network but spending £34bn on HS2 is not the way to do it.”