Martin Ford 09 December 2020

Council drops COVID tier three legal challenge

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A legal challenge over the COVID-19 tier system has been dropped by Stratford-on-Avon DC.

Council leader Cllr Tony Jefferson, said new information had come to light and it will instead meet with Government representatives alongside the other Warwickshire authorities later this week.

He said: ‘Whilst we have not achieved the immediate result that we had hoped for, it was absolutely appropriate, with the information we had available at the time, that the district council raised the formal challenge with Government.’

Stratford launched its challenge against being placed under tier three restrictions last week, claiming it was the fourth worst affected area economically in the country, but was amongst the lowest infection rates.

In a letter received by the council yesterday, the Government responded that it hoped to avoid a ‘patchwork quilt’ of tiers that would confuse the public.

It also revealed that Warwickshire CC had requested tiers be set at public health, upper tier authority level and that Coventry and Solihull be clustered.

The council further learned that any hearing would not take place until after the review of tiers on 16 December.

Cllr Jefferson said: ‘Whilst this is not the response we had hoped for, we do accept that Government had to make a decision on an appropriate geography to make its assessment.

‘We are satisfied that Government has listened to our direct concerns and those made by other authorities in the same position.’

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