Aylesbury Crowdfunding kicks off to successful start

Launch of our campaign to fight the Council's appeal of Aylesbury CPO decision raises over £2000 in first week

Our crowdfunding campaign to help Aylesbury leaseholders resist Southwark’s attempt to overturn their CPO victory has got off to a great start. We have raised over £2000 in the first week, a testament to the support the leaseholders enjoy. Many thanks to everyone who has donated so far - our target is £7000; we aim to get the leaseholders representation throughout the legal proceedings.

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Southwark to appeal against lost CPO decision

Council to mount legal challenge against the Secretary of State

Southwark Council’s shameful response to the government’s refusal to grant it a compulsory purchase order (CPO) application against Aylesbury estate leaseholders, will be to try to overturn the decision through the courts. Southwark’s Cabinet met on Tuesday and agreed to seek a judicial review of the Secretary of State, Sajid Javid’s decision. Experienced observers attending the meeting noted that some members of the committee had some reservations, Cllr Livingstone in particular, who suggested that it would be sensible to get legal counsel’s opinion before approving what could be a costly and futile legal challange - a prudent course of action from the Council’s point of view, which may explain why it has not happened.

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