Developer Appeals Decision at Reservoir Site

AN appeal against the Town Hall’s decision to block a homes development on a disused reservoir is a huge waste of taxpayers’ money, according to a residents’ association.

Linden Wates, a company that builds gated estates described as “Brookside-style en-claves” by opponents, bought a site in Gondar Gardens, West Hampstead, in January 2010.

Despite the land enjoying legal protection from being built on, they have submitted an application to build luxury homes.

It is a habitat for protected species such as slow worms and bats, and enjoys the urban equivalent of green belt status – prompting Camden Council’s planning committee to dismiss the application.


I guess we need to better understand what is meant by the term legal protection.