Taxi drivers win permission for judicial review over cycling superhighway

A High Court judge has given the Licensed Taxi Driver Association permission to bring a judicial review challenge in relation to the construction of the East-West Cycle Superhighway by Transport for London, it has been reported.

Mrs Justice Lang said the Association’s claim was arguable.

The LTDA will argue that the construction of the Superhighway is a development which requires planning permission.

Work began on the project in April this year and is due to be completed by summer 2016.

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The Association is seeking a declaration from the court that it is in breach of planning control for TfL to undertake the works without having first obtained the requisite planning permission.

A High Court judge sitting in the Planning Court will hear the case, which is listed for one-and-a-half days.

Mark Lowe QC and Robert Williams of Cornerstone Barristers are acting for LTDA.

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