More legal problems for Hammersmith & Fulham

The council is now facing a second legal challenge over the status of its Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs).  The tenants and residents of the West Kensington and Gibbs Green estates are seeking judicial review of the decisions by LBHF and RBKC to adopt a SPD to pave the way for the controversial Earls Court revelopment.  See for more details here.

The issues involved are similar to those on which the Goldhawk Road shopkeepers recently won their High Court case against Hammersmith & Fulham.

Meanwhile, we have asked the council when the public can expect to see the revised version of the White City Opportunity Area Planning Framework.  Publication of this document (also a SPD) has been delayed since last autumn and was expected in July 2012.  The council could not give us a publication date.

Nor are we getting an answer to the questions of when the Imperial West phase 2 application will be decided.  There are now three Planning Application Committees scheduled for July, on the 10th, 25th and 30th.  Will the application be on the agenda for any of these meetings?  We have to wait to see.  If it appears next week, for the July 10th meeting, look out for more news here.


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