The Secretary of states’ ruling re:Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Section 226(1) (a), Acquisition of Land Act 1981 The London Borough of Southwark (Aylesbury Estate Site 1B-1C) Compulsory Purchase Order 2014 (‘the Order’)
- In his ruling, which is attached in full, and summarised below, the secretary of state, Savid Javid says‘, the reasons appear to fall into three categories.
- ‘insufficient negotiation with remaining leaseholders: Southwark Council had not taken reasonable steps to acquire land interests by agreement;
- there would be considerable economic, social and environmental dis-benefits for the leaseholders who would remain on the land;
- Interference with the human rights of those with an interest in the relevant land was not sufficiently justified’.
- It’s clear, that these points are identical to the situation in Lambeth and there is nothing in the Cabinet approved ‘Key guarantees’ that addressed them contrary to claims made by Council…
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