Longshot Cherkley Court (LCC) is pleased to announce that the Court of Appeal has overturned the decision of the High Court to quash the Planning Permission granted to Cherkley Court by Mole Valley District Council. Lord Justices Richards, Underhill and Floyd unanimously agreed that Mr Justice Haddon-Cave’s quashing order and costs order should be set aside.
The Planning Permission for the transformation of Cherkley Court has now been reinstated. LCC, having bought the site three years ago, looks forward to pressing ahead with its implementation, thereby enabling them to fully preserve and transform this precious site of historic and environmental importance.
Working closely with the local community, they are confident that Cherkley has an exciting future which will honour the building’s history, protects the precious landscape and ensures that this unique location is enjoyed by many people for many generations to come. The project will create up to 200 jobs across all the Estate’s facilities and they will be looking to recruit at operational and management levels for the hotel, spa, health club, gardens, golf course and club house. Having already awarded the construction contract to the local company Wates, LCC will also be seeking where possible to employ local MoleValley residents.
Ian Todd, Director of Longshot Cherkley Court said: “From our point of view the Court of Appeal judgement and the overwhelming support from the local community have only strengthened our resolve to deliver a project, of which, the Mole Valley residents can be justifiably proud.”
Opponents of the scheme have stated that they ‘are looking at appealing to the Supreme Court’.
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