Judicial Review Fund Raising

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 Weds Evening 21st Feb 2024

Crowdfunding has reached almost

£50,000

Crowdfunding – Please click to Donate

Tues 20th Feb 2024

Crowdfunding has reached almost

£48,000

8 DAYS LEFT TO REACH EXISTING TARGET

TO MAKE SURE CASE IS HEARD IN COURT

If the target isn’t reached

that will be the end of residents’ strong case

to seek Judicial Review

against Isle of Wight Council

Crowdfunding – Please click to Donate

Weds 14th Feb 2024

Historic Milestone !

King’s Council Judge

issues High Court Order that case to be heard in court

Crowdfunding

28 DAYS LEFT TO REACH EXISTING TARGET

to enable £10k High Court deposit (Aarhus cost Order)

Crowdfunding – Please click to Donate

If the £10k is not lodged with the High Court

by 28th Feb

 the High Court will strike out the case

and that will be the end of residents’ legal fight for Judicial Review

Residents have such a strong legal case, over 1000 pages of evidence

The Public through personal choice have donated generously,

and the case must be heard in court

We are now so close to achieving this

An ultimate ruling in court will not just affect this planning application

but will impact future planning applications on the Isle of Wight,

especially those on Greenfield sites

It will likely change how the natural environment

and endangered wildlife are protected in planning

As events unfold information and documents relating to the legal case are put in the public domain as soon as it is possible to do so. There is much to ultimately be shared with the public but cannot for the timebeing whilst legel proceedings are happening
 

Crowdfunding – Please click to Donate

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High Court Order
by Judge Kings Council 14th Feb 2024

Fri 5th Jan 2024

No news yet from London High Court

on expected permission to go to trial

Will update as soon as we know

Isle of Wight Council delay consideration of Draft Island Plan

(was due to be discussed and voted on 17th Jan 2024)

Believed IWC needing to seek legal advice

re December’s update of National Planning Policy Framework

The Crowdfunding target £56,500

has been extended for a further period

£42,530 raised already

Crowdfunding – Please click to Donate

Sat 16th Dec 2023

Isle of Wight Council using public funds, taxpayers’ money to defend case

Trying to make it financially impossible

for residents to continue challenging them

So residents have set a new Crowdfunding stretched target

To ensure they are not prevented from getting

IW Council to trial in London High Court

1500+ pages of evidence already submitted

by residents to High Court

£41,995 raised already

14 days to raise further £14,505

Crowdfunding – Please click to Donate

Fri 27th Oct 2023

Parts of Claim Bundle submitted to High Court

now public:

Statement of Facts and Grounds, Chronology and Claim Form

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Crowdfunding:

Initial target was achieved to enable application to High Court – Update expected soon

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Statement of Facts
and Grounds

Chronology

Claim Form

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

Crowdfunding

We continue to build the fighting fund as there is still much work to be done

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Westridge Farmland / West Acre Park
Westridge Farmland / West Acre Park

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...

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Fundraising – Save Westridge Farm Campaign
Fundraising – Save Westridge Farm Campaign

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...

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Fundraising – Save Westridge Farm Campaign
Pre-Action Protocol Letter sent to Isle of Wight Council

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...

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Save Westridge Farmland Update by Local Councillor Michael Lilley
Save Westridge Farmland Update by Local Councillor Michael Lilley

Quote from local Ryde, Appley and Elmfield Councillor Michael Lilley’s website, posted 15/8/2023: POWER TO THE PEOPLE! 15th August 2023 Isle of Wight residents rally to fund Judicial Review of West Acre Park development decision (onthewight.com) Isle of Wight major housing development West Acre...

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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

We are continuing to crowdfund for the next phase

as we will need funds when the case is in court

to ensure we succeed

Link to Crowdfunding site:

https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/save-westridge-farm/

Watch this space for updates and new crowdfunding target

Please click to donate what you can

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

£34,030 raised

£5,270 still needed !

Please click to Donate

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.

Please donate.

Thank you

 

Link to Crowdfunding site:

https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/save-westridge-farm/

 

Please click to donate what you can

1st March 2022

Isle of Wight Council Planning Committee
meeting today to vote on

RECALLING

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

November 2021

Instructed Barrister advises
there is both procedural and substantial grounds to
judicially review
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

Taking

Isle of Wight Council to Court

in Judicial Review

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– Every £ counts, no matter how small the amount

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.

TO SAVE WESTRIDGE FARM

6215 SIGNATURES ALREADY !!!

SPREAD THE WORD, GET EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO SIGN

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WESTACRE DEVELOPERS

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.

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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.

Westridge Farmland Community Initiative

(WFCI)

750 HAVE COMPLETED THE

HAVE YOU ?

– GET EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY –

– 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

475 PROPERTIES

IN ADDITION TO

86 PROPERTIES

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?

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