Barrett summons one day out

Appeal Court judgment is now pending in a case in which protestors are challenging plans for the u700m Birmingham Northern Relief Road. The Alliance against the Birmingham Northern Relief Road, along with eight other individuals, took Environment Secretary John Prescott and Midlands Expressway to the High Court last October, in an unsuccessful bid to quash orders giving the go-ahead for the proposed 27-mile privately owned stretch of dual carriageway toll road, which is aimed at easing traffic congestion around the northern and eastern sides of Birmingham. The alliance has appealed against a decision last year backing Mr Prescott.