High Court Judge defers decision on Future Chippenham judicial review

Wiltshire Council has been defending a challenge against the Future Chippenham programme, a proposed residential development to the south of the town, in a High Court hearing today, Thursday 26 May 2022.

Published 26 May 2022

Wiltshire Council has been defending a challenge against the Future Chippenham programme, a proposed residential development to the south of the town, in a High Court hearing today, Thursday 26 May 2022. 

After hearing arguments from both parties involved, the High Court Judge announced he would reserve his decision and indicated he hoped to get the decision out in approximately three weeks' time.

Court documents were originally served on the council on 20 October 2021 on the grounds that: 

  • The public should not have been excluded from part of the Cabinet meeting on 21 July 2021  
  • The council said that it would consult on the Concept Framework proposals and didn't  
  • The council failed to consult in a meaningful way on the final, abridged route to the south  

Cllr Richard Clewer, Leader of Wiltshire Council, said: "The council has robustly defended its position; we are pleased that the Judge has now had the opportunity to hear our arguments and we now await the Judge's ruling on this matter."

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Published 26 May 2022