- That any hopes RMBC may have had for treating the stopping up of Stubbin Lane as a rubber stamping exercise were dashed.
- The District Judge ordered there to be a full hearing on 19 June 2018.
- Currently the hearing is down for half a day.
Bundles have to be submitted on 5 June
The council suggested that the number of witnesses and the background to the case meant a 2 day hearing may be required.
The judge did not consider that to be a constructive use of court time and invited the parties to step outside and negotiate a way of streamlining.
On their return it was agreed the council would be content with the majority of witness statements being read i.e the witness would not have to attend court and give evidence and face cross examination subject to agreed redactions.
‘Hands off Stubbin Lane’