Bristol Green Party acknowledges that the judge has not supported the challenge to Bristol City Council made by the Judicial review.
We are pleased that the opportunity was taken to challenge the council’s processes as it is essential for the public to hold public bodies to account and to make sure that the processes they follow are lawful.
The TRASHorfield campaign has raised large sums of money from the public which shows that many local traders and residents felt that the planning process had unlawfully overidden their objections.
The very fact that this case got to court demonstrates that there was a case to be answered by Bristol City Council.
We regret that the Judge did not think these arguments to be sufficiently strong but accept the decision nonetheless.