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(From Aberdeen Evening Express)
A DECISION on Aberdeen's GBP400 million bypass was branded 'tainted' by lawyers arguing for the plans to be scrapped.
But they were warned by a judge not to get bogged down in 'semantics' after lengthy arguments about a 'pivotal' announcement on the exact route of the road.
Stuart Gale QC told the third day of a Court of Session appeal of the announcement by then-Transport Minister Tavish Scott on December 1, 2005, of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route.
He said the route, which includes a 'fastlink' to Stonehaven, was a 'policy decision' by the Scottish Executive and had not been …