Leeds Trolleybus Public Enquiry
Tuesday 23 September 2014
Here are the links to the audio recordings for Day 49 of the Trolleybus Enquiry. We are now getting into the Objectors and the pace is changing up a gear somewhat after the slow wearing away of the examination of the NGT witnesses over the last 48 days.
In the first morning session of Day 49 of the Leeds Trolleybus Public Enquiry, 23rd Sept 2014, Deborah Fahey of the Whitfields Against The Trolleybus group gives her evidence against the NGT scheme and is examined by Mr Walton for the Applicant and the Inspector, Mr Martin Whitehead.
In the late morning session of Day 49 of the Leeds Trolleybus Public Enquiry, 23rd Sept 2014, Professor Christopher Todd gives his statement of case in objection to the proposed NGT scheme and is examined by Mr Walton for the Applicant and then by the Inspector Mr Martin Whitehead. Ms Elizabeth Reather for Leeds Cycle Action begins but is deferred to after the lunch break for circulation of documents.
In the early afternoon session of Day 49 of the Leeds Trolleybus Public Enquiry, 23rd Sept 2014, Ms Elizabeth Reather, on behalf of Leeds Cycle Action, gives their case for objection to the NGT scheme and is then examined by Neil Cameron QC and the Inspector, Mr Martin Whitehead. Following this Mrs Christine Perry gives evidence on behalf of Mrs Betty Claughton, a resident of West Park who would stand to lose part of her front garden to the road widening proposed by the scheme. Questions follow from Mr Walton and the Inspector.
In the late afternoon session of Day 49 of the Leeds Trolleybus Public Enquiry, 23rd Sept 2014, evidence is given by Mr Doug Kemp on behalf of Mrs Bell, a resident of West Park whose property would be affected by the required works for the scheme, Ms Emma Stewart who amongst other concerns addresses disable access issues and Mr Ken Torode, a local resident who addresses discrimination against elderly passengers’ access to the scheme. There is some cross examination by counsel for the Applicant.