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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.
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.
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.
Following the High Court ruling, Devon County Council have told ITV News that they are 'disappointed' with the outcome and will consider an appeal against the decision.
Campaigners opposed to a one way system in Totnes have won their High Court battle to get the scheme thrown out.
Some traders say they've lost business over the change which was introduced two years ago.
The County Council introduced the system to make the town safer for pedestrians. The Council is now considering whether to appeal.
Protesters are taking their battle against a one-way traffic scheme to the High Court. Hundreds of people in have been campaigning against the decision to reverse the traffic flow in Totnes.
The case will be heard on 12 February.
A controversial one-way traffic scheme which has led to massive protests in a town in Devon is to continue. TV presenter Jonathan Dimbleby was among hundreds of people who marched through Totnes earlier this week, calling for the council to ditch the scheme. Richard Lawrence reports.
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.