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Donations pour in for Clifford's Tower legal challenge fund

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3:05pm 30th December 2016
(Updated 3:09pm 30th December 2016)

Campaigners against the Clifford’s Tower development have raised more than half the cash they need towards a legal challenge.

Crowdfunding for the legal fees to pay for a judicial review stood at £4,400 on Friday (December 30). But they say more donations are needed. The target is £7,800 by January 19.

Independent York councillor Johnny Hayes told Minster FM they made the application for a High Court intervention after English Heritage won planning permission to build a shop, cafe and visitor centre into the mound of Clifford’s Tower.

The case papers should go before a High Court judge in mid to late January.

The judge will consider whether the planning permission granted by City of York Council for the Clifford’s Tower Visitor Centre was flawed, and whether it should go forward to a full hearing for a judicial review in the High Court in London. 

A petition in protest at the plans was signed by 3,778 people.

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