CROWD JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: TO SAVE HOE CONSERVATION AREA
Residents living on the Hoe have set up a Crowd Justice Funding Campaign to raise £5K to fight a legal battle against Plymouth City Council over plans to build a new high-rise development in the Hoe Conservation area.
Hoe campaigners have served Plymouth City Council with legal papers as a row over a proposed seven-floor block of flats heads for the High Court.
The Hoe Residents’ Association has now started legal action over the application to build 76 flats on the site of Peirson House in Mulgrave Street.
The site is within the Hoe Conservation Area say members of the Residents’ Association and claim the new building should not have been approved because key documents, including a tall buildings report, explaining how it would affect the surrounding area were missing.
Association chairman Martin Worrall said: “Plymouth City Council have left local residents no choice but to take our battle to the High Court.”
So far 13 people have pledged £225 with another 29 days to go to raise the £5K, said Mr Worrall.
Anyone looking to pledge or contact for more details can view the video: https://www.crowdjustice.org/case/historic-plymouth-hoe-at-risk/