The shopkeepers of Goldhawk Road have won a notable victory against the council. A judicial review case at the High Court has led a judge to decide that the council’s adoption of a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) in October 2010 was procedurally flawed. The shopkeepers and their solicitors are now planning a further JR to challenge the outline planning approval which the council subsequently gave, on the scheme to redevelop Shpeherds Bush Market.
The decision has wider implications on how the council approaches Supplementary Planning Documents, including the White City OAPF. This in turn has implications for the Imperial West application. It must be interesting times within the LBHF Planning Division. More anon.