Bypass bother goes to appeal

Judgment is pending in the Court of Appeal in the case of Dennis and Doreen Clift of Wales, who claim that the Llanfairfrechan bypass and other roadworks cut off direct access to their home and reduced its value. They sought compensation from the Welsh Office for inconvenience and loss of enjoyment of their home but the Welsh Office refused to pay. The Lands Tribunal awarded the Clifts £400. Now, the Welsh Office, worried the award could lead to similar claims against it, has challenged that award.