The legal case

Our current application for judicial review is currently stayed by the High Court until 15 March, 2021 as the Secretary of State Grant Shapps is meant to be reconsidering whether to review the National Policy Statement for National Networks (NPSNN) for the second time in 6 months. We don't know what has brought about this volte face but apparently it is nothing to do with our challenge, which still has no basis (apparently). We were told he would make a decision by the end of February 2021 but true to form he is late again and we await to see whether we'll have a decision by the 15 March.

The following letters were written in response to the Government's request for a stay after it announced it was minded to reconsider its position:

Letter to Department of Transport - 18 January, 2021

Letter to Department of Transport - 15 January, 2021

Our statement of facts and grounds submitted to the High Court that was amended in light of the late release of documents by the Government, the day before we filed our claim:

Amended statement of facts and grounds - 10 December, 2020

These are our seven pre-action protocol letters for judicial review of the Grant Shapps’ refusal to review the National Policy Statement for National Networks (NPSNN). Note the sheer number of these letters is mainly due to the obstructiveness of the DfT.

7th Pre-Action Protocol letter to DfT - 9 December, 2020

6th Pre-Action Protocol letter to DfT - 27 November, 2020

5th Pre-Action Protocol letter to DfT - 16 November, 2020

4th Pre-Action Protocol letter to DfT - 4 November, 2020

3rd Pre-Action Protocol letter to DfT - 18 August, 2020

2nd Pre-Action Protocol letter to DfT - 28 July, 2020

1st Pre-Action Protocol letter to DfT - 2 July, 2020