Eco-town legal challenge successful

Campaigners against the eco-town proposal of Weston Otmoor have won a protective costs order to take part in the High Court proceedings. This allows the campaign group to be considered an official ‘interested party’ that can participate in the proceedings taking place in January. The ruling judge granted the protective costs order because the issues raised are of ‘considerable public importance’ and the cost may be assisted by evidence and submissions in respect of another eco-town.