TL; DR: An application for judicial review requested by the Spitalfields Historic Trust and its supporters has been granted by Madam Justice Lang DBE.
The defendant in the claim was Tower Hamlets Council and the interested party was Old Truman Brewery Limited.
According to the Crowdjustice site Save Brick Lane, this means in plain language that the judge thinks Save Brick Lane activists have an arguable case on the planning decision, so its merits must be considered in a full hearing.
Save Brick Lane must now raise an additional £20,000 on top of its existing funds, which includes the £10,295 pledged on the Crowdjustice site
Save Brick Lane is a coalition of different groups who all oppose Tower Hamlets Council granting planning permission to the Old Truman Brewery for a large office block in Brick Lane. They believe the character of the area will be damaged beyond repair.
To stir salt in their wounds, the planning request received 7,487 letters of objection, one letter of objection signed by 140 Brick Lane shopkeepers and one letter of objection signed by 556 local residents.
Despite this, two of the three councilors who considered the application at the planning committee hearing approved it.
Wondering if they are eligible for re-election in May?