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Courts 'to be told' of Aberdeen bypass legal bid plan

Aberdeen bypass map
Image caption The bypass is aimed at creating a fast link to the north, west and south of Aberdeen

Campaigners against the construction of the Aberdeen bypass say they are to inform the courts they intend to launch a fresh legal challenge.

An appeal at the Court of Session, which was recently rejected, delayed the construction of the £400m Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR).

Road Sense has now instructed its legal team to start preparing a case.

The bypass was originally given the go-ahead by Scottish ministers in December 2009 following a public inquiry.

Many business leaders in the area support the project.

Opponents criticise the cost and environmental impact of the plan, which is aimed at creating a fast link to the north, west and south of Aberdeen.

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