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Crystal Palace Park campaigners granted Court of Appeal hearing

CPCA members John Payne Suzanne Elkin and Richard Francis

CPCA members John Payne Suzanne Elkin and Richard Francis

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Campaigners fighting planning permission to build housing on public land in Crystal Palace Park are delighted they have been granted a Court of Appeal hearing.

Members of the Crystal Palace Park Association (CPCA) appeared at The Royal Courts of Justice last week where Lord Justice Lewison approved the case, which will probably be heard next summer.

Plans to build luxury apartments on open Metropolitan land were given the go-ahead in 2010, following a public inquiry.

They are part of a £68million masterplan for the park but the CPCA believe it would set a precedent for the sale of parkland across the country.

Chair John Payne said: “There is massive interest in the outcome of this court appeal, which may impact on all UK parks and open spaces.”

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