Friday 8 March 2013
In December 2012 five comprehensive cases challenging a host of flaws in the Government's plans and processes for HS2 were heard by Lord Justice Ouseley in the High Court. The issues under the microscope included an inadequate public consultation, failure to comply with European environmental legislation and failure to adequately assess alternatives.
Should the Judge uphold any of the challenges then the timetable for HS2 could be set back by several years, though the decision would probably be appealed.
Read more detail on the legal challenges and comment from the Stop HS2 campaign.