Further to the update on 15 October, the Judge in the Court of Appeal has refused objectors' (Transport Solutions for Lancaster and Morecambe - TSLM) application for permission to appeal the decision of the High Court.

He dismissed the application on all grounds of challenge.  TSLM now have seven days to request an oral hearing to reconsider the application. 

In his conclusion, the Judge said, "I do not think the proposed grounds of challenge are realistically arguable. Nor do I see any other compelling reason to grant permission. One can understand that many people will feel strongly about this proposed road, but, in all circumstances, enough is enough here. In my view the judge's judgement is not susceptible to sustainable challenge."