HS2 plans boosted after court

A RULING has been made by the Supreme Court which has boosted the Governments plans for HS2.

The high-speed rail link between London and Birmingham, which will cut through Aston le Walls, Chipping Warden and Boddington, have been fiercely criticised by campaign groups.

The Supreme Court rejected anti-HS2 campaigners’ appeal that the Government should comply with the Strategic Environment Assessment (SEA) Directive when planning HS2.

The campaign manager for the Stop HS2 group, Joe Rukin, attacked the ruling saying: “The court has ruled on a point of law, saying that HS2 haven’t acted illegally, but the fact remains that HS2 Ltd have acted unfairly and irresponsibly right from the start.

“The Government will try and paint this as a positive, but the reality is that HS2 is being rushed through without due diligence. We will continue to fight, and in the end, will win.”