A High Court Order regarding Harvil Road
A High Court Order regarding the Harvil Road site in the London Borough of Hillingdon.
On 15 June 2020, the Secretary of State for Transport and High Speed Two (HS2) Limited issued an application to extend – both in time and geographically – the current injunction relating to land at Harvil Road which was continued by the Order of the Court dated 21 May 2020 (“the Substantive Amendment Application”). The Substantive Amendment Application has been listed to initially be heard at the same time as the Return Date for the hearing of the application issued in the High Court on 18 May 2020 in relation to the Injunction Order dated 16 May 2019 (“the Extension Application”).
Both the Extension Application and the Substantive Amendment application are therefore listed to be heard at the High Court on Monday 22 June 2020.
Anyone who would like further details of 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 can be found on the Justice website http://www.justice.gov.uk option courts, daily court lists.
The Sealed Application Notice and supporting papers for the Substantive Amendment Application can be found here which includes the Claimants’ Skeleton Argument for the hearing on 22 June 2020, service and incident schedule. Notice of Hearing of the Extension Application can be found here.
Anyone who would like electronic copies of the Extension Application and the hearing bundle should contact Shona Jenkins of Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP who can be contacted by email at [email protected] or 029 2047 1147. Pursuant to paragraph 20 of the Order of the Court dated 21 May 2020, a copy of the Claimants’ evidence filed following the initial hearing of the Extension Application being a witness statement of Rohan Perinpanayagam dated 9 June 2020 and exhibit RP1 can be found here.
This High Court Order comprises 2 documents and was issued on 21 May 2020.
On 21 May 2020, the High Court granted an extension in time to the injunction order dated 16 May 2019 to prevent protesters trespassing on HS2 land and obstructing access to HS2’s worksites at Harvil Road. This injunction remains in place pending a further hearing and until the further order of the Court.
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.