Judicial review over Elsenham eco-town fails

PUBLISHED: 16:34 07 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:27 31 May 2010

AN ATTEMPT by two developers to invoke a judicial review of Uttlesford District Council s decision to adopt Option Four as its preferred option has failed. Twiggden Homes Ltd and Bellwych Homes Ltd had hoped that their application for a judicial review ov

AN ATTEMPT by two developers to invoke a judicial review of Uttlesford District Council's decision to adopt Option Four as its preferred option has failed.

Twiggden Homes Ltd and Bellwych Homes Ltd had hoped that their application for a judicial review over the council's decision to cite a new town at Elsenham would be accepted, but High Court judge Mr Justice Ouseley turned it down.

Mr Justice Ouseley said: "I see no reason at all why it is unlawful for the council to adopt as a preferred option for public participation a proposal which emerged as an option as a result of consultations.

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