The politically non-afilliated Earl's Court Area Action Group need to mount an URGENT legal challenge.
Here’s where we are at:
The newly elected council in Hammersmith & Fulham has put the development on hold. It wants to scrutinise the Masterplan and may well recommend that the development be materially altered or that parts of it be abandoned. This means the original scheme would no longer be deliverable.
Faced with this important unknown, Kensington & Chelsea is set to approve the demolition of Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre by 27 August 2014, with work scheduled to start at Christmas. The clear danger is that with Earl’s Court conveniently destroyed, the developers will argue that any development (on the most profitable portion of the site) is better than a vacant space. This would be a double disaster for Earl’s Court.
Kensington and Chelsea’s approval was, however, granted subject to one hugely significant condition. Namely, that if the re-development did not go ahead in its totality, then the entire application must be called in for further consultation.
An URGENT legal challenge, to make a wavering, developer-friendly Kensington & Chelsea council abide by that condition, is needed NOW!
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Better a redevelopment on hold than the destruction of a vital contributor to our national and local economy and culture!