The Court of Appeal has overturned the decision of the High Court to quash the Planning Permission granted to Cherkley Court by Mole Valley District Council. Three Court of Appeal Judges unanimously agreed that the High Court quashing order should be set aside.
Cherkley Court is the former country residence of Lord Beaverbrook, an influential press magnate and political broker with close connections to Winston Churchill. Colvin & Moggridge advised Lord Beaverbrook in the early 1990s. In April 2011 Longshot Limited acquired the estate with plans to turn the 380 acre estate into a world-class hotel, health club & spa, cookery school and golf course.
Now that Planning Permission for the transformation of Cherkley Court has been reinstated we are thrilled to be pressing ahead in our role as co-ordinators of all the external elements. Planned works include the creation of a beautiful chalk grassland landscape which will form the setting for the world-class golf course and hotel gardens. We are confident that Cherkley has an exciting future which will honour the building’s history, protect the precious landscape and ensure that this unique location is enjoyed by many people for many generations to come.
Ian Todd, Director of Longshot Cherkley Court said:
From our point of view the Court of Appeal judgement and the overwhelming support from the local community have only strengthened our resolve to deliver a project, of which, the Mole Valley residents can be justifiably proud.
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