Campaign hits the road to support town plan

Yes4Winslow campaigners outside the Royal Courts of Justice
Yes4Winslow campaigners outside the Royal Courts of Justice

Campaigners travelled to London last Thursday and Friday to support the defence of their Neighbourhood Plan.

Residents in pink Yes4Winslow T-shirts filled two minibuses as they made the journey to the Royal Courts of Justice on The Strand.

Gladman Developments had applied for a Judicial Review of the plan-making process, in a bid to get the plan quashed – despite overwhelming 98.2 per cent approval in a local referendum and being ‘made’ by Aylesbury Vale District Council.

Representing Gladman, top planning barrister, Martin Kingston QC asserted that two key policies in the plan – concerning housing numbers and a ‘Settlement Boundary’ – were unlawful, and that independent examiner Nigel McGurk’s decision to pass the plan was flawed.

The claims were countered by AVDC’s barrister, Hereward Philpott.

The case was heard by the Hon Mr Justice Lewis, whose judgement is not expected until early next year.