Princes Parade: The Fight Goes On

The Save Princes Parade Group (SPPG) have been informed that they’ve  lost their initial request for permission to appeal the Judicial Review they lost. Their solicitor warned them Justice Dove was likely to refuse their request. Justice Dove explained his decision to refuse their application for the judicial review but there were few additional details and no clarifications.

The next stage for SPPG is to apply to the Court of Appeal for permission. Their solicitors  – Richard Buxton Solicitors – are so convinced that the judge got it wrong they have offered to waive their fees for the next stage of the proceeding. Their barrister  – Andrew Parkinson of Landmark Chambers – has also offered to reduce his fees.

SPPG have had the final invoice from the solicitor and their costs for the judicial review have increased from their original estimate. The bill including VAT comes to a total of £19,920 and, because SPP lost, they had to pay £5,000 towards the Council’s costs. The total they owe is £24,920 and their current funds are £14,670 so they are £10,250 short.

They are delighted, however, that SOSKent, a campaign group with whom they have worked with in the past, have very generously offered to pay the Council’s costs of £5,000.

This has reduced their shortfall to £5,250 and they are pleased to report they’ve had some substantial pledges towards the remaining amount, so they are well on their way!

They realise people across the district have dug deep into their pockets already, but any donations towards the outstanding amount would be gratefully received.

The ways to donate to Save Princes Parade fund are:

SPPG are very grateful for all the generous donations and your support.

The Shepwayvox Team

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