September 21st, 2012 |
Developers Trounced In the High Court
The Echo reports:
JUBILANT campaigners have spoken of their relief after a High Court Judge rejected a developer’s plea to build on green belt.
Cogent Land LLP wanted to build 251 homes on Coombes Farm, Rochford, and took Rochford District Council to court.
It argued the council’s plans, which set out where 1,785 houses will be built over the next 15 years, had denied them “natural justice” and attempted to have it overturned.
The council’s blueprint did not include Coombes Farm.
Mr Justice Singh, sitting at the High Court, rejected the developer’s claims…..
The More Rochford blog says:
It seems a long time ago that residents and neighbours turned out in force to support the campaign to stop Coombes Farm being concreted over but a High Court ruling today could finally mean the successful end to a long battle.