A legal appeal following the dismissal of a further challenge to the process for granting permission for the Ordsall Chord has been dismissed.
The Court dismissed all three appeals made by Whitby against the
decision of Lang J in the Mrs Justice Beverley Lang: two statutory
challenges of the Transport and Works Act order and of the Listed
Building Consent, and a judicial review of the planning permission. The
Court of Appeal will hand down its judgement early in the new term,
The Ordsall Chord, which is part of Network Rail’s Rail Upgrade Plan, will connect Manchester’s Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria stations.
Martin Frobisher, route managing director for Network Rail, said: “We
welcome this decision which will allow us to continue to implement the
Ordsall Chord Order.
“The Ordsall Chord is an essential part of the Northern Programme and
once built, will help remove congestion from Manchester Piccadilly.
This will help create space for hundreds more trains to operate through
the city each day.”