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  • Consultation on hybrid bill procedure launched by Parliament 30th April 2021
    The Houses of Parliament have launched an inquiry on hybrid bills – and they want to hear from you. They say We welcome responses from anyone concerned with Hybrid Bill procedure, but in particular we invite responses from Members of both Houses, parliamentary agents, petitioners and those who have been involved with recent hybrid legislation. The deadline for responses is Friday 23rd July 2021. The aim of the review ...
  • High Court Judge grants permission for HS2 to destroy Jones Hill Wood in shocking U-turn 28th April 2021
    From the Jones’ Hill Wood Campaigners – originally published here In a shocking U-turn of events, High Court Judge, Mr Justice Holgate refused permission for Mark Keir (representing the Jones Hill Wood Earth protectors) to apply for judicial review and lifted the injunction which had been placed to suspend the felling of Jones Hill Wood until ...
  • Landowners to Feel the Brunt of HS2 Incompetence Again, as CPO Extension Refused 21st April 2021
    Landowners are set to get screwed over by HS2 at a lightning pace, at least in the short-term, following the Department for Transport refusing to give HS2 Ltd another get out of jail free card for a problem that we all saw coming. About a month ago HS2 Ltd admitted the inevitable, that they cannot complete ...
  • HS2 Ordered to Publish Assessment of Risks to the Public Water Supply 20th April 2021
    After a two-year battle, a first tier tribunal has made a unanimous decision that HS2 Ltd was not entitled to withhold assessments of the risks that their pile-driving in the Colne Valley poses to public water supplies. HS2 Ltd must now must publish unredacted versions of three risk assessments for work taking place in the ...
  • HS2 and the Ancient Woodlands going as Biomass to Power Stations 19th April 2021
    Whilst I’m no longer Campaign Manager for Stop HS2, after eleven years it’s something that I suspect I will never totally walk away from. In fact it seems that I’ve done more in the last month since I officially stepped down than I did in the two months before. But obviously whatever I do, the ...
  • HS2 Ordered to Cease Work at Jones Hill Wood 16th April 2021
    Justice Lang has ordered HS2 Ltd to stop all felling work at Jones Hill Wood, following the issuing of licences by Natural England to disturb the protected barbastelle bats which live there. Work could not recommence until after the outcome of a Judicial Review application brought by Mark Keir, which could now be heard on ...
  • Petition: Urgently Suspend Felling at Jones Hill Wood 15th April 2021
    The Jones’ Hill Wood Earth Protectors write: Felling is happening at record speed in Jones’ Hill Wood and this is our last chance to stop it. We need you to help us. Court papers have been lodged challenging the licensing decision and regulatory failure by Natural England at Jones’ Hill Wood, an ancient woodland currently being destroyed by ...
  • Jones Hill Wood, Natural England, HS2 and Bat Licences 7th April 2021
    “HS2 have been issued the licence which allows them to destroy bat roosts in Jones’ Hill Wood. This allows felling of the wood we hold so dear. We believe however the licence is not legally issued, and are looking at our options.”
  • Thank you for everything you did, Dame Cheryl Gillan. 5th April 2021
    Stop HS2 are very sorry to hear of the death of Dame Cheryl Gillan, a long term opponent of HS2. Penny Gaines, chair of Stop HS2, said “Cheryl was one of the first members of Parliament to speak out against High Speed Two when it was announced in 2010. She made numerous speeches against HS2, and ...
  • HS2, and just some of the reasons why the whole thing is fraud 29th March 2021
    A couple of weeks ago, we let you know that my application for permission for a Judicial Review into HS2 issuing ‘Notice to Proceed’ was refused, but what we didn’t expand on was what it was all about. As nothing has changed and it still seems pretty clear that Ministers, Civil Servants and HS2 Ltd ...
  • A Message from Joe 28th March 2021
    Dear Stop HS2 Supporter, Sadly, and as many of you will have expected, I was denied permission for a Judicial Appeal against the decision of the Government to allow HS2 Ltd to issue ‘Notice to Proceed’. Originally when the HS2 Act passed into law, there were meant to be set of three official ‘Review Points’. To ...
  • Another law to crack down on people wanting protest against HS2 28th March 2021
    Whilst it is absolutely clear that the primary target of the highly controversial Policing, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is Extinction Rebellion, it is also absolutely clear that this law has also specifically been written to curtail the activities of individuals and groups protesting on the ground against HS2 and the activities of HS2 Ltd. In ...
  • HS2 Denham Tower Eviction Videos 27th March 2021
    Videos from HS2 Rebellion capturing the latest eviction of protectors. 
  • HS2 Blues – Again 24th March 2021
    HS2 Blues by Acoustic Bears is new a protest song against the disastrous economic, and environmental impact caused by the construction of the HS2 railway line between London and Birmingham. You can Download ‘HS2 BLUES’ FREE here: It’s not the first song called “HS2 Blues” though. That one can be found here Both songs are on the ...
  • Judicial Review : Permission Denied 17th March 2021
    It will come as no great surprise to seasoned observers, that in the High Court refused Joe Rukin permission in the application to hold a Judicial Review over the issuing of ‘Notice to Proceed’ regarding phase one of the HS2 project. Here’s some more details. How many times have we used this cartoon now????
  • Another Day, Another Load of Wanton Environmental Destruction from HS2 Ltd 16th March 2021
    The BBC report from to Leather Lane and Jones Hill Wood. Locals came along to watch what was happening at Leather Lane, organising a Toot your Salute to the oak trees as they drove past. the report includes an interview with Jim Ashton who lives by Leather Lane, the trees on which the AONB authorities ...
  • HS2 Judicial Review: Last Call for Evidence 6th March 2021
    After an eight-month wait, we finally have a date for the permissions hearing of our Judicial Review, a legal challenge against the decision by Government to issue HS2 with Notice to Proceed. Besides the fact that the criteria for issuing Notice to Proceed seem to have been completely ignored, the case is being brought on ...
  • Deer Trapped Behind HS2 Fence 4th March 2021
    Deer are trapped behind a huge fence built by #HS2 in Colne Valley, #Denham #Bucks. It appears they are trying to get to #woodland on the other side of the fence, presumably on a well-worn path they've used for years.All this for a #WhiteElephant vanity project.@WildlifeTrusts pic.twitter.com/KD0OxdCeJa — Stop HS2 (@stophs2) March 4, 2021
  • New Judicial Review – Links to Help Find Evidence 3rd March 2021
    HELP As anyone along the HS2 rail route knows, HS2 Ltd and their contractors are acting like they can do whatever they want, wherever they want. The thing is they can’t. Well, let’s put that another way: they shouldn’t be able to, but more often than not they are getting away with it. What we are specifically ...
  • It’s the end of this tunnel – but direct action against HS2 likely to continue 27th February 2021
    After a month, the final tunneller under Euston Square Gardens East has come out. Here is how ITV London covered it. And BBC London.
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