01/10/2007 - Goole Action Group legal action against demolition
PRESS RELEASE FROM GOOLE ACTION GROUP
GOOLE ACTION GROUP TAKE LEGAL ACTION TO STOP DEMOLITION
Last month, Goole Action Group became extremely concerned by reports that East Riding of Yorkshire Council, upon completion of the demolition of the Adelphi warehouse, intended to partially demolish an adjacent block of houses in Phoenix St.
This was without consultation with and without consideration for the wellbeing, health and safety of the remaining residents in the street.
To prevent this very likely scenario, Goole Action Group had no alternative but to pursue legal action to prevent East Riding of Yorkshire Council carrying out this premature action.
We are pleased to announce that, through this action, ERYC have stated that there will be no demolition of any of the 117 residential houses without a further decision being taken by the Council or pending the outcome of making a Compulsory Purchase Order and therefore a Public Inquiry.
They have also stated that that there will be no development of the Adelphi warehouse site independently of the residential houses, therefore any further developments after demolition of the warehouse will have to await a decision on the whole area or the outcome of a Public Inquiry into the CPO.
In conclusion, this initiative by Goole Action Group has speeded up the legal process, which for so long East Riding of Yorkshire Council have been reluctant to implement.
Our solicitors have requested from the Council that the area should not be kept blighted with undue delay before a CPO is made.
When we get our day in Court, Goole Action Group will have the opportunity to argue for refurbishment rather than new development. We will abide by whatever outcome the Court decides.