Campaigners and Sheffield City Council chiefs face wait for ruling on tree protest injuctions – Yorkshire Post

Campaigners and Sheffield City Council face a two week wait to hear if a High Court judge has granted injunctions against tree felling protesters. The local authority is taking legal action over continued protests against the chopping down of thousands of trees in the city as part of a two BILLION pound roads and streets improvement programme. The High Court in Leeds today heard the last of the evidence and legal submissions on the third day of the case. Mr Justice Males said he would reserve judgement on the case. His ruling is likely to be given in the High Court in London in around two weeks. Mr Justice Males indicated that if he was minded to grant injunctions against protesters, it was likely he would not impose them immediately to allow campaigners to appeal.

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