Crystal Palace campaigners fight on

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The Crystal Palace Community Association (CPCA) is pursuing its fight through the courts to save the unique, Bromley Council owned, Crystal Palace Park from commercial development. The Open Spaces Society, of which CPCA is a member, has backed the association in its fight.

Upper terrace, Crystal Palace Park

The CPCA has been granted leave to appeal against the High Court’s rejection of its case against the sale of part of Crystal Palace Park for 180 private luxury apartments in blocks of flats, to part-fund a so-called masterplan for the rest of the site. The association argues that the High Court judge, His Honour Mr Justice Keith, erred in law, on a number of key issues, when failing to hold that the Secretary of State’s decision to grant permission for the masterplan application was wrong.

The CPCA’s oral hearing will be held in the High Court, The Strand, on Wednesday 31 October 2012.

Says Kate Ashbrook, our general secretary: ‘This is an important case because unique, protected Grade II* registered Metropolitan Open Land, public parkland, is set to be smothered in development. We support the CPCA in its fight to save this splendid landscape for all to enjoy.’

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