Manchester council loses legal fight to build car park next to school

Campaign group Trees Not Cars says victory exposes ‘hypocrisy’ of council’s approach to air pollution

A group of women from Manchester have won a legal battle with the city’s council, which wanted to build a 440-space car park next to the city centre’s only primary school.

Campaigners said the victory exposed the “hypocrisy” in the local authority’s approach to addressing air pollution and global heating.

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