The High Court has dismissed a judicial review challenge to a decision by the firm delivering the High Speed Two (HS2) rail project to select a preferred design option for part of the HS2 route through central London that a homeowner claimed would violate her human rights.
Transport secretary Grant Shapps has granted consent for a new dual carriageway on green belt land on the edge of Birmingham as part of an upgrade to junction six of the M42, after concluding that the project would help improve access to the city's airport and support the development of a new High Speed Two (HS2) train station.
A government move to encourage councils to reallocate road space for walking and cycling will bolster the implementation of local plan policies designed to encourage sustainable transport and tackle climate change, the Planning Officers Society (POS) has said.
Birmingham City Council has granted consent for the city’s proposed High Speed Two (HS2) terminal in its first 'virtual' planning committee meeting, with officers describing the new station's design as "world class".
Environmental campaigner Chris Packham has begun legal action seeking to overturn the Prime Minister's recent backing for the High Speed Two (HS2) rail project, arguing that the evidence supporting the decision was "flawed" and does not comply with the government's net zero carbon goal.
The government's announcement of support for the High Speed Two project after months of uncertainty signals the resumption of years' worth of determining applications for local authorities and opportunities for consultants, say observers.
Since, broadly speaking, the distant consequences of actions are more uncertain than the immediate consequences, it is seldom justifiable to embark on any policy on the ground that, though harmful in the present, it will be beneficial in the long run.”
With news that a third runway at Heathrow is being delayed, pretty much all the country's largest infrastructure projects are having problems of one sort or another.
In furtherance of a pledge made by Boris Johnson during his leadership campaign, the government has launched a review of HS2. Does that mean it is the beginning of the end of the project?
Headlines earlier this month such as 'Heathrow third runway gets go-ahead from Chris Grayling' (Guardian) and 'Heathrow expansion gets green light from government as transport secretary Chris Grayling hails "historic moment"' (City AM) may have given you the impression that construction was now able to start on the new runway.
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