A campaign group challenging the construction of a maintenance yard in Botanical Gardens has said the Bermuda Government did not comply with legislation on the project.

In a statement this afternoon, a spokesman for Take Back Our Park said that Chief Justice Ian Kawaley had ruled in a civil case that Government failed to comply to Section 4 of the Bermuda National Parks Act, which requires that the public be notified of any construction in respect to any “protected area”.

The section also states that Government “shall give opportunity for and shall take into account public comments before acting on any proposal”.

The spokesman said: “Even though this ruling is part of a private civil case, it is very significant for us because it confirms that the public were not made aware of the proposed maintenance yard nor of its magnitude compared to what was there previously nor was there any opportunity for the public to voice their objections.

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