Full speed ahead for HS2 as consultation protests thrown out of court

HS2, the high-speed rail project linking Birmingham with London, Manchester and Leeds, is unlikely to face any further delays following a ruling in the High Court on the consultation process.

Rail minister Simon Burns said the ruling is "a major landmark victory" for the project.

The Government won nine out of ten points being challenged, effectively giving the "green light" to the project.

However, the consultation into compensation for those affected was ruled "unlawful" by Mr Justice Ouseley.

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