Get involved: send your pictures, video, news & views by texting HARINGEY to 80360, or email us
Wards Corner campaigners start legal challenge of council decision
Campaigners looking to save Wards Corner have notified the council they will mount a legal challenge against its decision to pass plans to develop the site in Seven Sisters.
The Wards Corner Community Coalition (WCC) has formally notified Haringey Council it will seek a judicial review of its decision to pass plans by Grainger PLC for the redevelopment of Wards Corner above Seven Sisters Station.
The campaign will now wait for a reply from the council before filing papers with a court before they seek a judicial review to challenge the decision.
James Skinner from the WCC said: “This is not just about Wards Corner. Our last challenge set a precedent ensuring that the equalities impact of all major developments have to be assessed. That process should have been common sense but actually it had to be fought for.”
Plans for the redevelopment of the site were passed by the council in July this year despite strong opposition to the proposals from supporters of the WCC.