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Heave monitoring site, Southam, Warwickshire
Heave monitoring site, Southam, Warwickshire

Possession orders in Warwickshire

The safety and security of our sites is a key priority for HS2. The land we are currently working on along the route of HS2 is either in our ownership or lawful possession, and the works are being undertaken in accordance with relevant consents and the HS2 Phase One Act. Anyone entering these sites without our permission is effectively trespassing. 

We appreciate the concerns of the local community and understand that people feel strongly about the project, which is why we have numerous channels through which people can engage with us. 

There have been numerous incidents of trespass and obstruction, all of which have the potential to cause severe injury and health and safety is HS2’s highest concern. 

Information about HS2 Ltd’s claim for possession and injunction to prevent protestors trespassing on HS2’s sites in Warwickshire

On 17 March 2020, the High Court granted a possession order, a declaration and an injunction to prevent protesters trespassing on HS2’s sites at Cubbington Wood and Crackley, Birches and Broadwells Wood.

The injunction granted by the Court took effect from 4pm on 24 March 2020 and prohibits the Defendants from: entering or remaining upon the land-coloured green, pink and blue and edged in red on Plan A (“the Cubbington Land”) and from entering or remaining on the land-coloured green, pink and blue and edged in red on Plan B (“the Crackley Land”) save that the injunction does not: 

  • Prevent any person from exercising their rights over any open public right of way over the Cubbington Land or the Crackley Land. Those public rights of way, for the purposes of the order, include the “unofficial footpath” between the two points of the public footpath “PROW 130” in the location indicated on Plan C attached to the order; and 
  • Affect any private rights of access over the Cubbington Land and Crackley Land held by any neighbouring landowner. 

On 17 December 2020, the High Court made a further order (the “Case Management Order”) extending the injunction until 31 January 2021.

On 19 January 2021, the High Court made a further order (the “January 2021 Order”) extending the injunction until trial or further order or, if earlier, a long-stop date of 30 April 2021.

On 7 May, the High Court granted a further order (the “May 2021 Order”) extending the existing injunction until trial or further order or, if earlier, a long-stop date of 31 October 2022.

Please visit Cubbington and Crackley High Court Proceedings to view or download electronic copies of the Gov.uk May 2021 Order documents. 

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, which have the potential to cause serious injury and health and safety is HS2’s highest concern.