HS2 House of Lords petitioning
126 petitions concerning HS2 from Wendover were received by the House of Lords.
The government’s and promoter’s response has been to challenge on a wholesale basis some of the petitioners rights to be heard. That is to say they do not have locus standi (the right to be heard) because they are not directly and specifically impacted by HS2. Over 50% have been challenged. If petitioners choose to contest the challenge then the Select Committee will have to hear them anyway.
Petitioners with a good case (directly and specifically impacted) have been encouraged to fight the challenge. The challenges are likely to be heard in the first half of June although no programme has been published yet.
See also HS2 - the case for review