Judicial Review to delay A6 upgrade

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The planned upgrade of the A6 Derry to Belfast Road is facing yet more delays after a Judicial Review was granted of plans for the section from Castledawson to the Toome by-pass.

In a joint statement issued overnight, First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness say they look forward to the court proceedings on the A6 being expedited as promptly as possible.

They say the citizens for whom they act in Government are entitled to speedy judicial decision-making.

The statement concludes that no one will dictate to judges how they decide cases, but Ms Foster and Mr Mc Guinness say they are alarmed by the time it often takes to hear cases and obtain decisions.

The Chamber of Commerce in Derry has expressed "major frustration and disappointment" at the decision.

Chamber Chief Executive Sinead McLaughlin says the delay in this project is a major blow to the entire northwest....................