The wider lessons from the High Court quashing of two secretary of state consents for major road schemes

Two transport secretary approvals of major road schemes were both overturned in the High Court within days of each other. Experts say the rulings highlight the importance of ministers providing enough justification for their conclusions and the challenges posed by the tight timescales for NSIP decisions.

by Ben Kochan
Stonehenge: the High Court quashed a controversial DCO for the A303 tunnel scheme. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images
Stonehenge: the High Court quashed a controversial DCO for the A303 tunnel scheme. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

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