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 High Court on the 15th of September.
You can now download/access the following case documents:
Statement of Facts and Grounds: https://savewestridgefarm.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Statement-of-Facts-and-Grounds.pdf
Once the case was lodged it was sent to the Isle of Wight Council and the Developers for their responses. They have now responded. Our legal team have now responded through the Courts to these responses.
The next stage is now waiting for the Court/Judge to grant or not permission to proceed to take the case to trial.
We will be continuing this CrowdJustice page and Campaign to keep you posted and to put a new target amount so new pledges of financial support can be made to make sure we have contingencies as now we know the Isle of Wight Council and Developers wish to defend the case. We also now know their defence and are strongly challenging it. Later when able, we will post more papers involved.
The recent flooding in Ryde, Isle of Wight, and the continuing release of sewage onto Ryde beaches, part of the internationally important Solent and Southampton Water Special Protection Area (SPA) marine reserve, makes us more determined to fight against the building on greenfield sites so close to the coastline.
Please continue to support us as this case is about people power and standing up for our community and the natural environment.
We have the evidence that the planning process and Isle of Wight Council have let the community down. They have failed us.