High court judge to quash A5 upgrade

first_img Google+ High court judge to quash A5 upgrade 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Previous articleLetterkenny – Galway cancer bus service under serious financial pressureNext articleNorths Regional Development Minister to prepare submissions in relation to Habitats Directive in relation to A5 News Highland Facebook A High Court judge has said he is minded to quash the regional development minister’s decision to proceed with the A5 dual carriageway.Uncertainty now surrounds the overall project.Farmers, businessmen and landowners have joined together under the Alternative A5 Alliance grouping in a legal challenge to the planned stretch of dual carriageway between Derry and Aughnacloy.Mr Justice Stephens rejected the overwhelming majority of the Alternative A5 Alliances grounds of challenge opposing the scheme.However he upheld one of the grounds of appeal.That was that appropriate assessment under the Habitats Directive should have been, but had not been, carried out.On that basis, the judge indicated that he was minded to quash the minister’s decision to begin constructing the dual carriageway.However, he has given the department until Wednesday 20 March to make further submissions on whether they were in breach of the Habitats Directive. WhatsAppcenter_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – March 12, 2013 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter News Facebook WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more