HS2AA Responds to Safeguarding Consultation

HS2AA today responded to the Governments consultation on “safeguarding” ie the legal process whereby planning decisions relating to the land needed for building and operating Phase 1 of HS2 will no longer be finally decided by the local authority but instead by HS2 Ltd.

HS2AA raised several issues – notably they had legal advice that these measures should have first been subject to a Strategic Environment Assessment; they should only last for a limited time and be subject to independent scrutiny. You can find more in our consultation response here.

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