New legal challenge launched against controversial HS2 plan

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A new legal challenge is being launched against the Government’s controversial high-speed rail project HS2, which would connect London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds.

The HS2 Action Alliance (HS2AA) is joining Hillingdon Council in west London to accuse the Transport Secretary of unlawfully issuing “safeguarding” directions without first undertaking a strategic environmental assessment.

The directions are aimed at preventing construction work which might interfere with the project.


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