Woodmansey homes battle goes to appeal

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Published: Thursday 7th May 2015 by The News Editor

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The fight to stop residents from being evicted at a Woodmansey retirement park is going to the Court of Appeal.

Residents Alan Coates as well as Lakeminster Park Ltd want to reverse last month’s High Court ruling.

Judge Pelling QC dismissed their appeal against planning inspector Diane Lewis’s decision last September not to permit the park residential status.

This meant that occupants of the East Riding park’s 70 homes would not be allowed to permanently reside there. They face eviction before next March. Nearly half (30) of the households have already left or plan to go soon.

Ms Lewis ruled that eviction would not be violating the park occupants’ human rights, claiming there were alternatives open to the residents.

But a Lakeminster Park spokesman said that Ms Lewis did not have access to the site’s complete planning history during the appeal.

East Riding Council’s officials said the High Court has already called the application completely meritless and it is doomed to failure.

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Published: Thursday 7th May 2015 by The News Editor

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