A court has ruled that a council’s ‘outrageous’ policy is legal. And it’s so bad even Michael Gove objects to it | The Canary

On Tuesday 15 August, the High Court ruled that members of the public were not allowed to take “direct action” against a council’s “outrageous” policy. And not only does the order fly in the face of democracy, but it even goes against the Tory Environment Secretary Michael Gove’s objections. Which is really saying something…

Our green and pleasant land?

As The Canary previously reported, Sheffield Tree Action Groups (STAG) is campaigning against the felling of trees around Sheffield. The city’s Labour-led council is undertaking a 25-year, £2bn highway maintenance programme which includes the felling of around 6,000 trees. More below. 

https://www.thecanary.co/2017/08/15/court-ruled-councils-outrageous-policy-legal-bad-even-michael-gove-objects/

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