Appeal Court upholds Windsor's lorry ban precedent

The Appeal Court has upheld the legality of the Windsor Cordon which Berkshire County Council introduced in June 1978 to control lorry movements in the Windsor area (ENDS Report 22, pp 13-15). In a hearing on 25-26 June Lord Denning, Master of the Rolls, rejected an appeal by the Road Haulage Association, the National Farmers' Union and the Freight Transport Association (FTA) to overturn an earlier county court decision which had upheld the County Council's action.

The appellants had claimed that the Council had failed to pay due regard to the road haulage industry's right to have proper access to the area, and also challenged the degree of discretion claimed by the Council in permitting or refusing exemptions to the prohibitions on lorry movements imposed in the area. The decision made by Lord Denning - who also rejected the appellants' request to be allowed an appeal to a higher court - will mean incre

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