Local landowners ‘forewarned’ of A5 approval

ROADS Minister Danny Kennedy is understood to have told a meeting held at the Ulster Unionist Party’s office in Omagh last month that the public inquiry into A5 dual-carriageway will approve the scheme.
Farmers and others affected by the £850m project were among those present to hear the politician make what they described as a “surprise announcement”.
The meeting was arranged to discuss ongoing issues and concerns in relation to the scheme.
Campaigners say they will need an estimated £100,000 fighting fund to launch a judicial review into the controversial decision. The proposed scheme to upgrade the A5 to dual carriageway runs for 85km (53 miles), between Newbuildings outside Derry and Aughnacloy.


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