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.
There are delays of up to 40 minutes on First Great Western and CrossCountry services at Totnes due to a signalling problem.
The lines have now re-opened but trains may be subject to knock-on delays.
The disruption is likely to continue until around 9 am.
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.
Train services between Plymouth and Totnes are being disrupted while engineers are checking out a problem on the line.
First Great Western are organising replacement buses, but at the moment passengers are having to make their own way between the two stations.
Trains from Totnes to Plymouth are not affected.
It's hoped that the situation will be resolved by midday.
A new app will allow people to pay for goods and services in Totnes pounds using their smart phones.
The town has had its own currency for several years, encouraging people to trade locally.
The phone app has been developed by the team running the more recent Bristol pound, which has been taken up by 500 traders.
Hundreds of protestors marched today, calling on Devon County Council to re-open the High Street to traffic through the centre of Totnes.
Walking up the High Street where they can no longer drive, opponents to the road rearrangements in Totnes say it's an economic disaster for the town.
Actor Peter Richardson says: "All the people who say I like Totnes with no cars and stuff are just signing up to a town that is going to be empty in the winter and shops will die because they can't sustain and they can't make it work."
Around two to three hundred locals marched up the street before holding a rally demanding a return to how it was. One of the campaigners said: "Devon County Council are destroying my town. We want shared space, Devon County Council please listen."
But the local authority says far from harming business, trade has improved, along with safety for shoppers. And those who prefer the new system weren't afraid to confront today's protestors.
Alan Fuller is pleased that commuters can't race up the High Street.
"The people who drive through in the morning, the rat runners from Torbay through to Plymouth direction, make this an unbearable street. Since the road has been reorganised I think it's a much more pleasant place to shop."
Around three hundred people staged a protest march in Totnes today to try to change the road layout in the town.
The campaigners say traffic should be allowed to return to the High Street as shops are closing as a result.
But those in favour of the new system say it's created a much more pleasant environment in the town centre, that is safer for shoppers.