Judicial Review of the council's sale of the Oval chalet site

The City Council had tried to stop the Oval Campaign's application for a Judicial Review of their sale of the site, asserting that we were out of time and that all our five Ground were too weak to be worth considering.
At a 2 hour hearing in June, the Hon. Mr Justice Supperstone heard both sides and decided that the Oval Campaign were not late, due to the council’s withholding of documents, and that all of our 5 Grounds were worth airing at a full hearing, which is now listed for hearing in December.

If you are interested in the arguments here is the official transcript of the June 8th hearing. There are two distinct parts. The first explains the delay and the second examines why the Grounds are valid.

More details of the campaign can be found on the Oval Chalet Campaign Facebook Page


The Oval Campaign

Please help us defend legal Open Spaces from being given over for development without proper public consultation. The Oval case is turning out to be of national importance in ensuring that the legal safeguards that exist for Open Spaces cannot be circumvented, and the Open Spaces Society has contributed to our fighting fund.


Oval Chalet - Grounds of Challenge

See below for the grounds submitted for the oral hearing on 8th June when our request for permission for the claim to be granted to proceed to the substantive hearing was heard


Local Plan update - June 2016

We have received the following update from Canterbury City council

Harbour Development Presentation - April 2016

Whether or not you will be attending one of the public consultations (the next is on Friday the 27th May) you may find the following presentation of interest - click on the following image for the full document ...

Whitstable Harbour Development Presentation April 2016


Whitstable Harbour Public Meeting - Strategic Plan Review Development Consultation

A new date has been added to this consultation and will be held at Whitstable Castle on Friday 27 May, 4-6pm and 7-9pm.

Please note that despite being advertised as an exhibition, this is a presentation, so members wishing to attend should aim to get to the Castle at either 4.00 pm or 7.00 pm.

We will be discussing this at our next meeting on May 18th. The consultation opens online with a hard copy being made available at the Harbour on the 13th May.


Whitstable Harbour Public Meeting : 10th - 11th May

Tues 10th Wed 11th May - Whitstable Harbour Strategic Plan Review and Development Consultation


Oval Chalet Public Meeting - 16th March

Hopefully many of you were able to attend the Public Meeting earlier this week - links to more details in the poster below below in case you weren't - NB closing date for objections is Friday 18th March.

Oval Public Meeting


CCC Annual Parking Review 2016 - Consultation closing shortly

The Council's consultation on its Annual Parking Review closes at midday on Tuesday 29 March.The link to the proposals and comments form is:


The Oval - Latest Press Release



Campaigners in Whitstable have formally begun legal proceedings against Canterbury City Council over their mis-selling of a prime piece of much-valued town centre, sea front land.



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