Lambeth consultation ruled unlawful

The High Court has ruled that Lambeth’s consultation on the future of the Cressingham Gdns Estate is unlawful because it removed options considered behind the scenes from the public document.

See further details at

http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2015/11/cressingham-gardens-tenant-wins-high-court-legal-battle-against-lambeth-council/

‘Ugo Hayter from the human rights team at Leigh Day, commented  “The decision by Lambeth Council did not take into consideration the opinions of the vast majority of the residents on the estate who have made it clear that they favoured refurbishment over demolition.”

Lambeth Council will now have to re-consult in relation to the refurbishment options and the redevelopment options.’

Two questions arise:

  • Does this judgement have implications for other local authority, Government and public bodies consultations?
  • Will they now have to set out all the options they have considered behind the scenes and publish them?
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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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