It would appear, whisper who dares, that unbeknown to the general populace, Protect Our Little Corner of Waverley has just been forced to go back to the High Court Judge before a Judicial Review hearing on 9-10 October. This follows a bit of a setback it endured in the Court of Appeal when large parts of its case for Judicial Review were thrown out!
Just a little recap for anyone who has just landed from the Moon!
Angered by a High Court Judge’s decision at a pre-Judicial Review hearing in the High Court in June when three of its grounds were thrown out for challenging Waverley’s Local Plan and development at Dunsfold Aerodrome – POW and The Campaign for the Protection of some parts of Rural England escalated their case to the Court of Appeal. Now that appeal too has been thrown out – except for one aspect.
But the local Moles have been in touch with us again..! Haven’t we told you that Waverley Towers and POW are a couple of great big leaky sieves?
This time with the news that POW as sought an emergency hearing prior to the big event in October, to obtain the judge’s assurance that it will not have to dig deeper into its pocket than the £10,000 under the Public Access to Justice rules called (Aarhus).
In a nutshell that means the worried wealthy’s costs are capped and US, the taxpayers have to spend shedloads of money to defend the Plan to fight off the huge posse of developers lining up out there to throw even more applications at Waverley Planners on the green belt and countryside!
POW’s begging bowl goes out tonight?
Apparently with the help of The Surrey Hills Organisation?
(Isn’t that an organisation that is part – funded by both Surrey County Council and Waverley Borough Council? Isn’t Shamley Green and Cranleigh’s Councillor Rubber-Band on its Board of Directors? Funny that!
Now that the Court of Appeal has dismissed the challenge – it’s up to another High Court Judge to rule on the remaining parts of their case.
Will the Secretary of State’s representatives have to rock up and explain why he allowed the development at Dunsfold – which of course, is what this whole expensive business is all about. And will the judge rule on Woking’s unmet housing need? Watch this space…
Anyone out there been to Woking lately? 50 storey blocks going up all over the town!