Saving the South Bank

London's South Bank is the cultural heart of our city. Facing Parliament, the area is filled with some of the most important historic monuments in the country. But it is now under threat from developers who want to cash in on the area's popularity by building exclusive luxury homes whilst destroying public spaces. This website documents the battles raging to save the soul of our city from the wrecking ball. Read on to find out how you can help win the battle for Waterloo.

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Onto the Court of Appeal

This week I filed papers seeking permission to take my case to the Court of Appeal. I have not taken this decision lightly, but after much thought I am convinced that it is the right thing to do. The entire purpose of judicial review is to allow the public to hold politicians and officials to account for their decisions. It is there to ensure that decisions… Read more →

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Shell Centre – Prejudiced but not prejudiced enough

Press Release: 26/02/2015 Mr Justice Collins refuses application to quash Shell decision but is highly critical of the conduct of the planning inspector Mr John Braithwaite. Mr Justice Collins refused to make an order for costs against the claimant, George Turner, citing the clear procedural impropriety in the public inquiry. Statement from George Turner who brought the claim: ‘A High… Read more →

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High Court Challenge Launched

In July 2014 I started High Court proceedings against the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government against his decision to approve the partial redevelopment of the Shell Centre. This is the email I sent out to friends explaining my decision to start court action. “Yesterday I started proceedings in the High Court to challenge the decision of the… Read more →