This is the area that Andrew Judge amongst others waved through recently

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Ravensbury Grove site waved through by Merton councillors

The Merton Council planning committee waved the Ravensbury Garages plans through recently. Councillors that thought the plans suitable (supported the application) included: John Bowcott (Conservative), Najeeb Latif (Cons), Andrew Judge (Labour) , Linda Kirby (Lab), Peter Southgate (Merton Park Independent Residents), Imran Uddin (Lab), Geraldine Stanford (Lab), Joan Henry (Lab).

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Ravensbury Grove destined for demolition and four storey flats
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Ravensbury Grove site and flats given planning permission
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Ravensbury Garages site with views across to Ravensbury Park

Interesting link to resident regen consultation article…

This article describes a similar consultation to that experienced in Circle’s & Merton’s quest for regen. Definitely worth a read:

https://architectsforsocialhousing.wordpress.com/2016/09/23/the-guinness-partnership-letter-from-a-resident-of-northwold-estate/

Take a look at @ASH_housing’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/ASH_housing/status/779359425547108353?s=09

Judicial Review: £££ monies required for court proceedings

We thought it important to let residents  & other interested bodies know that now that Merton’s planning committee have passed the Ravensbury Garages application, there is only 6 weeks to submit the case to court for a judicial review.

We believe that the legal costs (plus VAT) required to begin the legal challenge are initially around £3-6k.
The total costs to get to High Court are expected to be around £10-15k.
If the case goes further, there will be further costs, obviously.
If the case is lost, then costs would also need to be paid to the other party.
Submitting within the 6 weeks after a decision has been made (ie now) is also considered to be an 11th hour application.

Interested parties who would like to contribute towards a judicial review, should contact us on: Ravensbury.Grove@gmail.com

RRA.