Glasgow & West Scotland

Hillhead Community Council in legal fight over parking

A community council has secured a court order limiting its potential costs as it pursues action against Glasgow City Council over changes to parking.

Hillhead Community Council, in the city's west end, is challenging the authority's decision to allow others to use resident only parking spaces.

A judge said their action had "a real prospect of success".

He said that "it would be fair and just" to limit their liability for expenses, should they lose, to £1,000.

At the Court of Session in Edinburgh, Lord Bannatyne said that, given the financial circumstances of the community council and the potential cost of litigation, it could not afford to proceed with the action without such an order.

The judge also said he had decided that it was appropriate to limit the city council's liability to the community council to £15,000.

In the on-going parking dispute, the community council maintains that the city council failed to consider all objections to the making of the order and to have regard to national air quality strategy.

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