A Judicial Review (JR) has now been launched against the Lorry Park by the owners of Westenhanger Castle, J Forge. The Parish Council is listed as an interested party in that JR. Highways England will cease further work on the site until this is resolved. The Parish Council has opted to be an interested party based on advice from our legal team that it will mitigate costs, while retaining the potential to launch our own JR at a later date if necessary. The Judicial review is set to for hearing mid to late December 2017.
Consequently we are still fundraising to pay for the legal fight.
To pursue a JR the Parish Council need to raise in the region of £35,000, made up of:
£5,000 – Cost of preparing and submitting a JR
£20,000 – Court process etc. if JR granted
£10,000 – Potential costs to HE if we lost our JR
To date we have raised approximately £30,000. This is a great effort but we need more! Every small donation helps so please dig deep! To contribute to the JR, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for our payments details.
Thank you very much for all your support. We will keep you updated wherever possible.