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HS2 judicial review: Court of Appeal ruling explained, 9 December 2014

Explains the judgment on whether a strategic environmental assessment was required before making HS2 safeguarding directions.

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This document explains the Court of Appeal’s judgment on whether a strategic environmental assessment was required before making HS2 safeguarding directions.

The Court of Appeal has found in the government’s favour and agreed with the High Court’s previous judgment. It has decided that a strategic environmental assessment was not required before making safeguarding directions to protect the planned route for Phase One of HS2.