HS2AA submit to Supreme Court

Having had a split decision at the Court of Appeal and permission to appeal, HS2AA have now submitted their case to the Supreme Court. The case now turns on the narrow and single point of whether the January 2012 decision represents a ‘plan or programme’ that sets the framework for planning consent. Hilary Wharf Director HS2AA, said “The Government seem determined not to comply with their environmental obligations. We believe we have a strong and winning case – and that if the SEA Directive had been complied with, then the alternatives and their environmental impacts would have had to be properly studied and consulted on at the outset . This process would have been likely to have delivered a different decision than HS2”.

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