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Response to decision on Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre Judicial Review bid

20 December 2019

A Judicial Review challenge against Southwark Council's decision to approve planning permission for the redevelopment of Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre has been turned down by the courts.

Cllr Johnson Situ, cabinet member for development, growth and planning, said:  “This decision means work can now begin to deliver a new home for the London College of Communications and a new Northern Line station with escalators, which TfL has stated is urgently needed to combat overcrowding. New homes, jobs and leisure facilities such as space for a cinema and a new live music venue have also been outlined as part of our ambitions to revitalise the Elephant and Castle.

“More immediately, this brings to an end a period of uncertainty for traders and we will continue to work with the businesses to support them and help them not just find a new home but also grow and thrive in it. However we recognise the concerns raised by some local people about aspects of the regeneration, and I would like to assure them, and the whole community, that we will continue to work with our residents, businesses and the developers to ensure no one is left behind.”

The group who brought forward the challenge now have until the end of January 2020 to confirm if they wish to appeal the decision.

Page last updated: 20 December 2019

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