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Bus lane JRs have reached their stop

Challenges to two decisions authorising Traffic Regulation Orders in Norwich have been refused permission for judicial review in a reserved judgment which followed an oral hearing lasting three hours (see Judgment handed down on the 24th February 2014). The most interesting point in the case was the argument that a screening opinion was required under the EIA Regulations for works which the highway authority considers are exempt from the definition of development within section 55 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, accompanied by a claim that the works were part of a larger project which had been subject to unlawful "salami-slicing". Harriet Townsend was counsel for the highway authority.

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