Date set for link road hearing

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A date has been set for the application for a judicial review against the Heysham to M6 link road.

It will be heard at the High Court in Manchester on July 22 and 23.

County Coun John Fillis, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “We’re disappointed that objectors are seeking a Judicial Review, as this has had an impact on the budget and timescales for construction which are currently being evaluated by the link road team.

“The link road has been given planning permission because there’s such a strong case for it in terms of value for money and the benefits to the economy and local transport it will bring.

“We’re confident we have an equally strong case against the grounds that have been put forward by the objectors and that the High Court will dismiss the application.

“A similar challenge was dismissed by the High Court in 2008 which found no substance in the case put forward by the objectors.”