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Second road group faces eviction

A second group of protesters camped in the path of a pounds 65m West Country road scheme face eviction following a court hearing in Exeter yesterday.

An application for possession of land at the Trollheim camp near Exeter was granted to the Highways Agency, construction consortium Connect, engineers Balfour Beatty and the trustees of the Escot Estate. Today a similar application is due to be made on a camp at nearby Fairmile. On Tuesday a possession order was made against protesters at Allercombe a few miles away. All three camps are in the path of the 13-mile Exeter-Honiton road improvement scheme.