Judicial Review Fund Raising
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Fri 15th Sept 2023
Request for Judicial Review
today lodged with High Court London!
Seeking review of Isle of Wight Council’s decision process
for the West Acre Park planning application (Westridge Farmland)
We will post case documents as they become
available in the public domain
We continue to build the fighting fund as there is still much work to be done
Quote CrowdJustice – Save Westridge Farm Campaign, post 28/10/2023: Firstly, thank you to all those who have pledged funds, you have made this case for justice possible. This update is to tell you that your funds have been spent wisely towards the case legal costs and the full case was lodged with...
The following letter was sent to the Isle of Wight Council 5th September 2023 to inform them that should the Draft Island Plan be adopted with the addition of the West Acre Park Application site (Westridge Farmland), that lawyers would challenge the decision with the financial aid of a court cost...
Quote from local Ryde, Appley and Elmfield Councillor Michael Lilley’s website, posted 31/8/2023: West Acre Park Up-Date Pre-Action Protocol Letter dated 29th August 2023 OntheWight article re residents' legal team issuing letter of intent to IW Council to seek Judicial Review Crowdfunding - Save...
Quote CrowdJustice - Save Westridge Farm Campaign, post 30/8/2023: Pre-Action Protocol Letter sent to Isle of Wight Council 29th August 2023 Pre-Action Protocol Letter sent to the Isle of Wight Council giving notice of intent to seek Judicial Review of the grant of planning permission 4th...
The following legal letter was sent by Richard Buxton Solicitors to the Isle of Wight Council 5th September 2023. The letter informs the Council of the intent to seek Judicial Review of the grant of planning permission, and essentially outlines the case against the Council. Pre-Action Protocol...
Thurs 14th Sept 2023
Historic First !
£39,300 Crowdfunding Milestone Reached
We are now able to seek
Judicial Review of Isle of Wight Council
in London High Court!
Big thank you to all that have contributed so far
Watch this space for updates and new crowdfunding target
Weds 13th Sept 2023
Judicial Review not permissible after this Friday 15th Sept
2 days left
to reach £39,300 required to take
Legal Action against Isle of Wight Council
in London High Court
to stop wrongdoing by the Council
£5,270 still needed !
Letter 29/8/2023 outlining legal case
against Isle of Wight Council
Letter 5/9/2023 to Isle of Wight Council
re Draft Island Plan
4th August 2023
Planning Decision Notice for West Acre Park finally issued.
Now possible to apply for Judicial Review
of the Isle of Wight Council’s decision.
We now need to raise funds to get to the next stage.
We cannot continue seeking Judicial Review unless we hit target of £39,300
– This is totally achievable !
Please spread the word.
Give what time you can and get as many people as possible to contribute.
Link to Crowdfunding site:
1st March 2022
Isle of Wight Council Planning Committee
meeting today to vote on
Planning decision of 27/7/2021
Meeting starts at 4pm
Checkout our FACEBOOK PAGE for more details
Please email all councillors on IWC Planning Committee letting them know how strongly you feel that this motion to recall the application decision should be voted through and that the planning application should be reconsidered.
You can copy and paste all the email addresses of the committee councillors in one hit from our list on this site
Instructed Barrister advises
there is both procedural and substantial grounds to
the decision to grant planning permission
for the West Acre Park development
The legal team at Richard Buxton Solicitors have been very busy with the case.
They have reviewed various pieces of evidence and have concluded that there are substantial grounds to challenge the decision.
In the meantime, there is a need to be patient as the case unfolds but there will be regular updates as they happen.
We are CROWDFUNDING
Please help us
to take the necessary LEGAL ACTION
Isle of Wight Council to Court
in Judicial Review
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Increase the fighting fund
New Stretched Target £34,000 to further enable legal proceedings
Initial target £13,000 to commence legal proceedings has been reached
– Please help us fight wrongdoing in Isle of Wight Council
27th July 2021 – Isle of Wight Council Planning Committee
agree planning permission
CLLR GEOFF BRODIE JOINS 3 CONSERVATIVES,
CLLRS CHRIS QUIRK, MARTIN OLIVER AND PAUL BRADING,
IN SELLING OUT
CENTURIES OF ISLAND RURAL COMMUNITY
ISLE OF WIGHT COUNCIL NEEDS TO BE TAKEN TO JUDICIAL REVIEW
IW COUNCIL PLANNING OFFICE, PLANNING COMMITTEE, MONITORING OFFICE AND LEGAL TEAM
– UNFIT TO REPRESENT ISLAND RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES ?
and let them know how you feel about this betrayal of all that makes this Island special,
and what you think of the conduct of the IW Planning Office, its Officers and the IW Planning Committee.
Future generations have a right to eat locally grown food. Save these fields from short-term exploitation by developers
Developers wish to destroy this ancient farmland for short term profit at the expense of current and future generations
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POLLUTING NATURAL ENVIRONMENT ?
SOME THINGS IW COUNCILLORS NOT SHOWN
DURING THEIR SITE VISIT
CHECKOUT THE VIDEO AND PHOTOS BELOW !
BUILDING SITE WASTE & RUNOFF POLLUTING NATURAL BROOK, TREES AND HEDGEROWS !
SURFACE WASTE FROM OCCUPIED HOUSES AND ROADS BEING RUN INTO LOCAL BROOK !
IW Councillors who will decide the planning application undertook a site visit Friday 23rd July.
The Planning Officers made a point of showing the Councillors the newly built Westacre properties but omitted to show Councillors the developer’s disregard for the natural environment and the developers not adhering to past planning permission requirements.
Makes you wonder what the priorities of the IW Planning Office and its Officers are…
Formal complaints have been lodged with IW Council, more are to be lodged both with IW Council and The Environment Agency.
L/H – Run off to natural brook and tree line. R/H – Outlet from building site and new build properties
TOP – Run off to natural brook and tree line. BTM – Outlet from building site and new build properties
L/H – Run off to natural brook and tree line. R/H – Outlet from building site and new build properties
Pipe from sewage pumping station into gully downstream of surface waste pit (to upper right) flowing into natural brook
Pumping Station access road built in cow’s field used by farmers. Road not compliant with planning (access road should be from Bullen Road)
This was greenfield and an IW rural asset for hundreds of years until the last IW Council administration gave planning permission. All the unbuilt properties in the bottom half of the picture we believe have to be pulled down as they were left unsupported after building contractors left the site, electrical contractors also left the site.
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CONTACT ISLE OF WIGHT COUNCILLORS
TO LET THEM KNOW HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT SAVING WESTRIDGE FARM
– GET EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO CONTACT THE COUNCILLORS –
IT’S IMPORTANT THE COUNCILLORS KNOW HOW EVERYONE FEELS ABOUT SAVING WESTRIDGE FARM AND THE APPALLING CONDUCT OF THE IWC PLANNING OFFICE AND PLANNING COMMITTEE.
– Let’s keep an Island for future generations we can be proud of !
IF APPLICATION NOT STOPPED THE LAND WILL NEVER AGAIN PRODUCE
ORCHARDS, DAIRY, SHEEP, PIGS AND TIMBER
OR ANY OTHER RENEWABLE RESOURCE
WE WILL LOSE FOREVER GREENFIELD, ANCIENT HEDGEROWS AND HABITAT OF RED LISTED INTERNATIONALLY ENDANGERED SPECIES
ACTION IS REQUIRED NOW !
DEVELOPERS AND OTHERS ARE NOW ATTEMPTING TO DESTROY FOREVER THIS PRECIOUS AND NOW RARE ISLAND HABITAT FOR QUICK SHORT TERM PROFIT
ROBBING CURRENT AND FUTURE GENERATIONS, AND WILDLIFE OF A NOW PRECIOUS ISLAND RESOURCE AND HABITAT
THIS LAND HAS FOR MANY GENERATIONS AND CENTURIES PROVIDED SUSTENANCE FOR THE ISLE OF WIGHT COMMUNITY AND HABITAT FOR WILDLIFE, SOME OF WHICH ARE RED LISTED AND INTERNATIONALLY ENDANGERED
PLANNING APPLICATION IS FOR ANOTHER
IN ADDITION TO
ALREADY BEING BUILT ON PART OF THE FARMLAND
We all know things are not as they should be here on the Isle of Wight with decisions being made and things happening that shouldn’t…
So let’s get together and collectively do something about it !
NUMBERS MATTER !
THIS PLANNING APPLICATION MUST BE STOPPED.
Save Westridge Farm (SWF) is a Community Action group located on the Isle of Wight, southern England. It was formed 2016 by island residents to stop so called ‘developers’ from destroying the ancient tenanted farmland known as Westridge Farm together with the precious ancient habitat and wildlife it maintains and supports.
Farming has been recorded at least as far back as the 13th century and the Doomsday Book.
There was once hundreds of farms on the island. Because of terrain this was mainly dairy, sheep and orchard in the eastern isle and arable elsewhere.
In one 20 year period the island lost over 80% of its dairy farms, with less than 10 now remaining. All too often the land has been lost forever as agricultural or wildlife resource.
In living memory there were once 11 farms within a mile of Westridge Farm, now there is just Westridge remaining.
Westridge farmland has been put to many agricultural uses over the generations and centuries including:
Orchards, Provision of Timber, Sheep, Pigs and presently dairy.
The ancient hedgerows, pastures and environment is home to and provides for many endangered species, some of which are internationally red listed.
Please step forward
and take action if
YOU ARE AT ALL CONCERNED
about any of the following…
(Please note these are not intended as material considerations for planning objections. Please see elsewhere on this site for information about material considerations and examples you may wish is use.)
OVER DEVELOPMENT ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT…
– Want it to stop ?
DESTRUCTION & PERMANENT LOSS OF PRECIOUS HABITAT AND WILDLIFE…
– Want to put Nature and Environment before Profit ?
RESIDENTS & CONSERVATION BODIES BEING IGNORED…
– Want them to be listened to ?
QUESTIONABLE ISLE OF WIGHT COUNCIL DECISIONS…
– Want to hold Councillors and Isle of Wight Council to account ?
LACK OF INFRA-STRUCTURE & PUBLIC TRANSPORT…
– Want joined up, appropriate planning ?
FED-UP WITH LACK OF SERVICES FOR EXISTING RESIDENTS…
– Want existing need met before more building?
DEVELOPERS PROFITING AT OTHERS EXPENSE…
– Want development to benefit existing residents as well?
OVER SUPPLY OF 3, 4, 5 BEDROOM HOUSES…
– Want appropriate development?