Louise Oldfield's High Court challenge to Arlington House proposals known locally as the Arlington TESCO project has failed, according the The Thanet Gazette.
This means that the demolition of the shops in Arlington Square will go head in preparation for the building of
a 82,000 sq ft store by Metropolitan Property Realizations. Mary Portas had branded the project as a
disturbing threat to regeneration.
Ms Oldfield claimed that
the full combined impacts of the various regeneration projects on Margate's transport network and on the sewage system should have been considered in an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) says The Thanet Gazette
Lord Justice Moses also ordered Ms Oldfield to pay £2,000 legal costs. Permission to appeal has been refused although I understand that she is still free to approach the Court of Appeal for permission.
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