A round-up of the writs in the Technology and Construction Court

Dukeminster vs Tesco Stores

Property developer Dukeminster has launched proceedings over the status of a piece of land it has proposed building a road on, that Tesco maintains it owns.

Dukeminster wants to build a road in Devon between Old Rydon Lane and the A379 to provide access to a one of its developments. It says the land has adopted “public highway status”, which mean Devon council and the Highways Agency can allow it.

Tesco, which owns a large store and petrol station near by, says it owns the land and has the right to choose who can use it.

The parties are seeking a High Court decision on the case.

Stewart Milne Group vs Protex Corporation

Housebuilder Stewart Milne Group is suing construction company Protex Corporation in a row over work at Canvey Island in Essex.

Stewart Milne, trading as Stewart Milne Timber Systems, carried out work for Protex, and the two companies entered into a settlement agreement in June this year, according to a High Court writ.

Stewart Milne now accuses Protex of failing to make proper payment and is claiming £110,000.

Half of the money should have been paid within 28 days of signature and the rest when a part D document was issued by the NHBC, the writ says. Stewart Milne is also seeking interest.