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Supreme Court Rejects Cherkley Campaign’s Appeal

5.35am 1st December 2014 - Courses

Cherkley Court
Cherkley Court

The Supreme Court has refused an application for permission to appeal the Court of Appeal’s decision (7 May 2014) to dismiss its judicial review of the planning permission for the redevelopment of Cherkley Court because the application ‘does not raise an arguable point of law of general public importance’.

In addition, at the Court of Appeal (27 November 2014), Lord Justice Aikens refused an application for a judicial review of the Landscape and Ecology Management Plan approved by Mole Valley District Council pursuant to the planning permission. This decision upholds the judgement of the High Court (24 September 2014) that dismissed the claim on the basis of abuse of process and delay, as well as on its merits.

The underlying planning application, the subject of both judicial review proceedings, was first approved by Mole Valley District Council’s Development Control committees in April and May 2012.

Longshot Cherkley Court said: “We very much hope that today marks the end of the road for those that have challenged us, and the beginning of our work to truly transform Cherkley Court and its beautiful estate. We would like to thank everyone who has supported us and for now we will get on with the job in hand.”

Cherkley Court

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