Campaigners opposed to house building at Boorley Green are considering if they are going to appeal against yesterday’s court decision not to grant them a judicial review.
A spokesperson for Botley Parish Action Group told Eastleigh News that it was ‘premature’ to think the process was over and that they still had seven days to appeal against the decision.
“All we want is an independent inspector to review the plans and decide what is best for the whole of Eastleigh Borough.
“We contend there is a better option that can save Fair Oak, Horton Heath and Botley.
“We just want a fair hearing.”
The spokesperson said the court had refused permission for review on a point of law and BPAG had not had a opportunity to fully argue their case.
The spokesperson added they were unhappy that Eastleigh Borough Council was acting as:
“Proposer,judge, jury and executioner”
The campaigner’s legal costs are capped under the ‘Aarhus Convention’ which enables community groups to fund legal action on environmental grounds.