Balfour Beatty: Roads scheme legal challenge  rejected

Construction can now go ahead on a Balfour Beatty road scheme worth at least £228m near Manchester after objectors withdrew their legal challenge. Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) had sought a judicial review into the A57 Link Roads project, which will create two roads near the village of Mottram, Greater Manchester, after it was approved […]

High Court grants legal challenge to government’s cycling funding cuts

The Department for Transport’s decision earlier this year to slash the budget for cycling and walking schemes in England by around 75 percent can be legally challenged, the High Court ruled yesterday. The action was brought by active travel campaign group Transport Action Network (TAN), who wrote to the government in June seeking a judicial review into the […]

High Court calls Uber’s business model unlawful

Uber’s business model has been declared unlawful by the High Court, following the ride hire company’s legal action over a Supreme Court ruling in February that declared its drivers were employees and therefore entitled to benefits such as sick pay and minimum wage. London’s Evening Standard reports that drivers and couriers are now more likely […]

High court judge throws out legal challenge by Hackney residents on LTNs

A legal challenge by residents to the controversial low traffic network scheme in Hackney has been thrown out by the High Court. The council closed 20 roads to through-traffic, open only to pedestrians, cyclists and emergency vehicles as part of its response to Covid. The measures, brought in through the use of 18-month long experimental […]


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