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Aberdeen bypass Supreme Court ruling due on 17 October

Aberdeen bypass map
Image caption The bypass was given the go-ahead by Scottish ministers in 2009

Campaigners opposed to the Aberdeen bypass are set to learn the fate of their appeal to the UK's Supreme Court next week, it has been announced.

A two-day hearing was earlier held at the Supreme court in London.

The judgement will be given next Wednesday at 09:45.

Campaign group Road Sense's spokesman William Walton previously said judges could decide to seek an assessment from the European Court of Justice.

Business leaders and several politicians have been critical of the number of legal delays to the road, saying it is vital for the north east of Scotland's economy.

The 28-mile road was given the go-ahead by Scottish ministers in 2009.

Defeat in this latest appeal will almost certainly allow the £400m Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) to go ahead.

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