Monday, February 9, 2009

BREAKING NEWS re Downtown Site: High Court Quashes Government Planning Decision as "Inadequate and Predudicial"

PRESS RELEASE – IMMEDIATE Issued on behalf of the Downtown Defence Campaign (DDC), Rotherhithe, London SE16 on9th February 2009

The High Court of Justice has overturned a UK Government decision which gave the go-ahead to a bitterly disputed planning development in an ecologically sensitive wild-life area in south east London, as “inadequate” and “prejudicial”, it was revealed today (5 February 2009).

Furthermore, the Government has agreed unconditionally with the Judges’ Ruling, and picked up the tab for the legal costs of Southwark Council who brought the Judicial Review which challenged the controversial multi-million pound planning development. Now the developer, Britain’s giant home builder - debt-burdened Barratts Homes - is nursing a big headache as local campaigners celebrate this landmark legal planning ruling.

Visit the Downtown Defence Campagin News page for the full press release and more information about the Downtown site in Rotherhithe.

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