Grayling wins High Court fight against anti-HS2 campaigners over woodland area
An injunction bans ‘unlawful protest activities’ around a construction site in west London.
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has won a High Court fight with environmental campaigners opposed to the HS2 rail line running through a woodland area in west London.
A judge on Monday imposed an injunction banning “unlawful protest activities” in and around a construction site near Harvil Road in Hillingdon.
Mr Justice Barling had heard arguments from lawyers representing Mr Grayling and HS2 bosses and demonstrators
More than a dozen protesters were at the High Court hearing in London.
One protest leader said it was the first time ministers had taken such legal action in a bid to stop an HS2 protest.
Mark Keir, co-ordinator of the Hillingdon Green Party, said around 50 people were trying to protect wildlife in an area of around 300 acres.