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HS2 wins High Court fight with protesters

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HS2 bosses complained that protesters were unlawfully occupying a path on a construction site in Hillingdon.

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Environmental campaigners opposed to the HS2 rail line running through a woodland area in west London have lost their latest court fight.

HS2 bosses complained that protesters were unlawfully occupying a path at a construction site in Hillingdon and asked Judge David Holland to grant them “possession”.

Protesters had raised a number of environmental concerns, including water pollution fears, disagreed and opposed HS2’s possession application.

The judge, who analysed arguments at a High Court hearing in October, ruled in favour of HS2 on Thursday and made a possession order.

He said protests could lawfully be staged in the vicinity of the construction site, but not on the footpath.

In early 2018, then transport secretary Chris Grayling won a High Court fight with the same group of protesters.

A judge imposed an injunction banning “unlawful protest activities” in and around the construction site.

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