Whitewebbs Park - funding for Permission to Appeal. Urgent

by Sean Wilkinson

Whitewebbs Park - funding for Permission to Appeal. Urgent

by Sean Wilkinson
Sean Wilkinson
Case Owner
I have been an Enfield resident for over 40 years and an almost daily user of Whitewebbs for 16 years. Currently I am Chair of the Friends of Whitewebbs Park
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Sean Wilkinson
Case Owner
I have been an Enfield resident for over 40 years and an almost daily user of Whitewebbs for 16 years. Currently I am Chair of the Friends of Whitewebbs Park
Pledge now

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Dear Supporters

As you know Mr Justice Mould decided against us at the Judicial Review. For the sake of all our open spaces we must continue the fight and get the decision changed.

We need to raise £10,000 in 7 days, so that we can appeal this judgment. Legal deadlines are tight.

We believe that there are good grounds for appeal and are asking permission from the Court of Appeal to do so.

The reasons for this are:

1. We believe that we have a case in law.

2. If Mr Justice Mould’s ruling stands then all the public open space in London and other parts of the country are at risk from sale and inappropriate development.

3. Since the Judicial Review hearing Tottenham Hotspur Ltd have submitted their planning application. We now have a much clearer view of what they intend to do with the land.

Half of the open space in Whitewebbs Park will be enclosed as a fortress for elite football. It will be surrounded and hidden by metal fencing, high laurel hedging, a barrier of vegetation,  earth barriers in places (“bunds”) and the dense planting of trees.

The pitch area will be bulldozed  and about 16 hectares of mixed grass meadowland, including a rare area of acid  grassland, will be removed  and replaced by manicured grass pitches and one astroturf.  Many trees will be removed. More details can be found at  https://whitewebbspark.org.uk/planning-application-guide-sheets/

Although the formal consultation period is ended there is still time  to add your comments  and objections, but do not delay. Details are on the web wage.

The PILC  (www.pilc.org.uk). will be acting as solicitors  in the case and the same barrister will be instructed.

We have to act quickly so I am asking, again, for your help in raising the sum needed for the  application. Thank you for all your support so far, you can help with a further donation and by contacting others about the case.

Sean Wilkinson


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