“Once it’s gone there’s no going back” as one comment said. The tallest residential tower in the borough is likely to be built ruining one of Somers Town’s few parks, since this judgement went against us.
After nearly two hours of argument yesterday, Mr Justice Jay sided with Camden Council and refused our application for Judicial Review. His reasoning appeared to be that London Plan policy does not offer sufficient protection to private open space to halt the application. He was also convinced that Camden’s planning committee was aware that Somers Town was an area of more limited change when it agreed that the tallest residential tower in the borough should be built on one of its parks, in which case the committee was within its rights to give consent.
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