CPRE Chief Executive visits Cherkley

CPRE Chief Executive visits Cherkley

Although the local action group, the Cherkley Campaign, supported by CPRE, succeeded in securing a High Court ruling overturning Mole Valley council’s flawed decision to grant planning permission for the development at Cherkley, it has just been announced that the developers and the council have been granted leave to appeal against the High Court decision.

Andy Smith, CPRE Surrey Branch Director, said: “We recognise that this has become an important case for local planning authorities everywhere, and that the Court of Appeal wants to consider the issues of wider importance which it raises. It is, of course, to be expected that Longshot will wish to do everything they can to continue with their commercial development of Cherkley.¬†However, we hope that the Court of Appeal will accept the careful consideration of the issues by Mr. Justice Haddon-Cave and endorse his conclusions as to the unlawfulness and irrationality of the planning permission.” ¬†

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