Judicial Review

Judicial Review Decision Expected Tomorrow On Kingsford Stadium

A decision on the judicial review lodged by No Kingsford Stadium on the new Aberdeen FC Kingsford Stadium will be announced tomorrow at midday according to the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service, much earlier than expected.

Lord Tyre is expected to publish his ‘opinion’  on whether the judicial review has been successful or not.

The hearing took place at the end of January 2019 and a decision was expected sometime in April or May 2019.

James Findlay QC who spoke on behalf of Aberdeen Football Club at the hearing, which was listed as an “interested party” in the dispute between the protest group and the Council.

He argued that the objectors’ legal team failed establishing grounds upon which the court could overturn Aberdeen City Council’s decision to award planning permission.

Mr Findlay said: “It would be a serious step to quash this permission, and it is our submission that the case put forward comes nowhere close to establishing grounds for that.”

Mr Findlay took the step to ask Lord Tyre to speed up the process, he said: “The club would like to know the outcome of this challenge as soon as possible.”

Lord Tyre asked whether Mr Findlay was suggesting he “get on with it”.

The judge added: “It is somewhat unusual to say ‘hurry up and get a judgement out’, but I should be able to deal with this without any particular delay.”

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