Cheryl voices her support for the Judicial Review against HS2

The Judicial Review into HS2 will be taking place between 3 and 12 December at the Royal Courts of Justice.  The case will be heard by Mr Justice Ouseley.  Five cases will be heard against the project, including cases from the HS2 Action Alliance and 51M. 

Cheryl stated: “This is a poorly conceived project which has so far been handled badly by the Department for Transport and HS2 Ltd.  They have failed to consult the public correctly on the project and the Department was forced to make two statements on these errors earlier this year.

“There have also been failures on the provision of information on technical aspects of the project relating to a number of issues.  This includes information on environmental impacts, compensation provisions and the impact on other transport infrastructure. 

“The DfT need to be held to account for these shortcomings and the project should go back to the drawing board so that an improved, more beneficial and joined-up transport infrastructure plan can be proposed.”

Cheryl is hoping to attend some of the hearings at the Royal Courts.  A decision will be announced once all the cases against the project have been heard, possibly in the new year. 

Cheryl finished by stating: “I wish all those taking part in the Judicial Review the very best of luck in challenging the flaws in this project.”