Last week Grow Heathrow finally received their court judgement. The Transition community lost their case, but live to fight another day as the judge has granted the group permission to appeal on arguments around human rights. Joe Rake explains:
Handing down the judgement, Judge Karen Walden-Smith took on board our arguments around the right to respect for the home, under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. She upheld this right in the case describing the project as “much loved and well used” by the local community, despite arguments from the claimants that this right did not apply to squatters. While she ruled in favour of the owners, she agreed that we should not be evicted without our human rights case being heard in the Court of Appeal.
Grow Heathrow are asking for donations to support the costs of lodging an appeal to be made via paypal through their website.