Totnes traffic campaigners win legal battle against one-way system

Campaigners opposed to a one way system in Totnes have won their High Court battle to get the scheme thrown out. Some traders said they're businesses were affected by the traffic system, which was introduced two years ago to make the town safer for pedestrians.

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Totnes campaigners celebrate one-way traffic victory

Campaigners claimed the one-way system was killing trade Credit: ITV News Westcountry

Campaigners in Totnes are celebrating victory in their battle over a controversial one way scheme. The judge at the High Court in Exeter ordered the system to be reversed after being told it was killing trade in the town.

Devon County Council will have to switch the traffic back to its original direction, unless the Court of Appeal approves a stay of judgment in the next few days.

Council to appeal Totnes 'one way' system decision

Devon County Council is to appeal against a High Court decision to make it reverse a one way system in Totnes in South Devon. Opponents of the scheme, which has been in place for two years, say it's damaged businesses and put off visitors.

Hundreds of protesters marched against the new Totnes traffic scheme Credit: Credit: ITV News

But now the Council is to challenge the decision after what it calls 'a wave of public support' for the changes. The Sustainable Totnes Action Group has criticised the move, condemning it as a waste of tax payers' money.



Totnes one-way scheme to stay

The controversial new one-way traffic system in Totnes will remain after county and district councillors voted today to continue the experiment.

Earlier this week the veteran broadcaster, Jonathan Dimbleby, led a protest through the town of local traders who say the scheme is damaging their business.

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