Save Sydenham Hill Ridge
Update March 2022
2nd Judicial Review a step closer
Following a Judicial Review Hearing in April 21, Mrs Justice Lang ruled that the the decision by Lewisham to grant Planning Permission should be quashed.
Within 6 weeks, Lewisham underwent a tickbox exercise and brought the application back for approval.
Despite a huge public outcry and concern from local MP's and statutory consultants, the application was approved at a strategic planning meeting whose procedures were dubious and undemocratic.
Following further legal advice, a member of The Friends of Mais House applied to the High Court for a second Judicial Review.
High Court Justice, Sir Duncan Ouseley has issued an Order for a hearing on 9th June at which he will decide whether to grant permission and proceed straight to a Judicial Review,
A “rolled up” hearing.
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50 London Parks and Green Spaces
The City of London Sydenham Hill Estate is one of many green spaces under threat from developers. “Urgent action is needed to address these growing threats." Alice Roberts CPRE
RIBA Architects say building demolitions cause of carbon emissions
Experts used to be proud to reduce emissions by replacing leaky old buildings with energy-efficient new ones.
Now the Royal Institute of British Architects says that was a mistake.
Instead, it says we should refurbish old buildings rather than scrap them, because of the pollution that would be involved in constructing a replacement building, otherwise known as embodied carbon.
Reporter: Roger Harrabin. Editing: Aisha Doherty. Published 09/07/20
The Rewilding of London
Khan said: “The UK is one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world. In London, we need to take bold action to ensure we not only halt the decline of biodiversity in our natural environment but pave the way for growth and change.