Monday April 26th: CPCA have lost their High Court hearing. Reasons for the three appeal judges unanimous decision will be given at a later date.
AN APPEAL COURT hearing involving the legal challenge to the Masterplan for Crystal Palace park is due to start this week.
At an oral hearing in the Royal Courts of Justice on 31 October 2012, Lord Justice Lewison
granted the CPCA permission for appeal to be heard in The Court of Appeal before three
Judges. The date has now been set for one and a half days between 22, 23 and 24 April 2013.
Three judges will consider the CPCA’s legal challenge against the decision of the
Secretary of State to grant permission to the London Development Agency Crystal
Palace Park Masterplan which includes sale of protected public parkland.
In its latest newsletter the CPCA say the appeal is being made on two grounds:
firstly that it was unlawful to give effect to the Masterplan by way of outline planning
permission and that secondly the sale of public parkland for private housing is not an
“imperative reason of overriding public importance” that justifies potential damage and
disturbance to bats under the habitats directive.
In their latest newsletter CPCA say: “This hearing is vitally important for the future of Crystal Palace Park and all UK parks and green open spaces.
“We urge you to attend if you possibly can. “The outcome of this hearing will impact on the future of not only Crystal Palace park but on all UK parks and green spaces.”
For the latest information on times, dates and the court number
please ring their office on 0208 670 4395.