This High Court Order was made following the Claimants’ Substantive Amendment Application dated 15 June 2020 and an initial hearing of that Application on 22 June 2020 and comprises 2 documents (i) the sealed Order and (ii) an updated ‘Plan A’.
On 22 June 2020, the High Court extended (i) in time and (ii) geographically the injunction order dated 21 May 2020 to prevent protesters trespassing on HS2 land and obstructing access to HS2’s worksites at Harvil Road. The specific terms of the injunction are set out in the Order. This injunction remains in place pending a further hearing and until the further order of the Court.
The Further Hearing is listed to be heard in the week commencing 24 August 2020 with a time estimate of 4 days. A copy of the Notice of Hearing can be found above. Any person interested in attending the hearing should contact the Court office on 020 7947 6690/7717 at approximately 2 p.m. on the previous working day, to find out where and when the hearing will take place. Alternately the information will be found on the Justice website option courts, daily court lists.
Electronic copies of the applications and evidence filed in these proceedings are also available on this website. Any person who is unable to obtain electronic copies of documents, or who wishes to obtain hard copies of documents, should contact HS2’s solicitors (Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP) on 020 7497 9797 or by email to ShonaJenkins@eversheds-sutherland.com. Any person who wishes to obtain an electronic copy of the hearing bundle in due course should contact HS2’s solicitors by 17 August 2020 so that necessary arrangements can be made as due to size constraints this will not be uploaded to this website.
The court injunction is necessary to help us keep the public and our staff safe at our work sites. There have been numerous incidents of trespass and obstruction, including incidents where protesters have climbed onto vehicles, lay down in the path of vehicles and climbing underneath vehicles. All of which have the potential to cause serious injury and health and safety is HS2’s highest concern.
Please note that this injunction does not restrict activity on land that is not covered by the injunction, a map can be found in the documents section above as well as more information about the injunction”
To help explain the map, please note the following. The land shown coloured pink, green and blue is covered by the first part of the injunction. This part prevents people from entering onto that land without the consent of HS2. The abbreviation GVD in the key stands for General Vesting Declaration, this is a means by which land can be acquired compulsorily for the HS2 project.
The land shown coloured orange shows the public highway and is covered by the second part of the injunction. This part prevents people from substantially interfering with the passage by HS2/the Secretary of State and our contractors and employees etc. to and from our sites (shown coloured pink, green and blue) from the public highway.