Ealing Council has welcomed a High Court judge’s decision to reject an application to bring a judicial review of the decision to grant planning permission for the £40million Oaks centre in Acton.
The application was refused by the Honourable Mr Justice Mitting on Monday who rejected all arguments made by The Oaks Action Group and ruled that there were no grounds to challenge the council’s grant of planning permission. THe council were also awarded costs.
Council Leader, Councillor Julian Bell, said: “We’re pleased with this decision as we have always been confident that the correct process was followed to grant permission for the Oaks development.
“We are glad that the developers can now get started to create hundreds of local jobs and introduce vital homes to Acton town centre, including 22% affordable housing, as well as new shops including a Waitrose supermarket.”
The applicant now has seven days to apply to the court for a hearing to reconsider the judge’s decision.