The planning inquiry for into the council’s use of compulsory purchase orders in the regeneration of Shepherd’s Bush Market is to go ahead as scheduled.
There had been calls to postpone it until after the results of a judicial review heard recently over the validity of the council’s planning approval for the scheme are known, but the Inspector has ruled it will go ahead as planned on September 17.
It will consider whether Hammersmith & Fulham Council has fairly implemented CPOs it has issued to 13 shops and 140 stallholders to make way for the DevSecs & Orion Land Shepherds Bush market redevelopment.
The decision not to wait for the High Court hearing will be welcome to council and developer. The scheme, which will provide a renewed market together with new homes, has been delayed by a series of legal moves by some of the traders who will be displaced, then rehoused, by the development.
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