Save Sydenham Hill Ridge
Following a Judicial Review Hearing on 27/28 April 2021, Mrs. Justice Lang handed down her ruling and said:
“Given the number of significant errors made by the Council, and the possibility that, absent such errors, a different conclusion could have been reached by the Planning Committee, I consider that the decision to grant planning permission ought to be quashed.”
Update October 2021
Within 6 weeks of the judgment being handed down, Lewisham underwent a tickbox exercise and brought the application back for approval. Despite letters from Ellie Reeves MP, Helen Hayes MP, Caroline Pidgeon (GLA member), and damning reports from internal officers and statutory consultants, the application was approved amid a strategic planning meeting whose procedures were dubious and undemocratic.
Following further legal advice, we have applied to the High Court for a second Judicial Review.
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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 09/07/2