Secretary of State, Eric Pickles, faces legal challenge over Park housing  27 February 2012


The Crystal Palace Community Association is challenging the decision of the Secretary of State to approve sale of protected public parkland for construction of luxury apartments, under London Development Agency Masterplan proposal for Crystal Palace Park.

This 67 million 'Masterplan' proposal including 180 luxury flats, is on Grade II* registered, Metropolitan Open Land on the site of Joseph Paxton's historic glass masterpiece, and by an applicant (LDA) that will no longer exist after 1st April 2012.

The CPCA will mount legal challenge in the Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand on 7th March 2012 to this decision by the Secretary of State, which could establish legal precedent threatening all public parks and open spaces throughout the United Kingdom.

At this one-day hearing, which CPCA members may wish to attend, the CPCA will be represented by barristers Robert McCracken QC and Annabel Graham-Paul.

The Royal Courts of Justice commence at 10.00am.


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