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Saturday, 02 August 2014

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Story Homes wants man to pay Deer Park costs

A Maryport man will be asked to pay the legal costs of housing developer Story Homes after his failed bid to stop it building a new estate at the town’s Deer Park.

Shaun Ritson, of Church Street, spearheaded a four-year battle to stop the Carlisle firm erecting 152 homes on land off Netherhall Road.

His latest attempt, to ask the High Court for a judicial review into the plans, was thrown out two weeks ago.

A Story Homes spokesman said: “We welcome the decision of the courts.

“The legal challenge proved groundless in the face of a robust planning application and decision, and we are now rightly recovering legal costs from the objector.

“Story Homes is continuing to build in nearby Dearham and we look forward to providing a new high quality development in Maryport.”

Mr Ritson launched a campaign in 2010 against the Deer Park proposal and more than 2,500 people signed a petition against the plans.

He was not available for comment.

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Golden rule of life - always support the underdog over the fat cats of big business.

Posted by gaz scott on 24 April 2014 at 13:20

should not have taken storys to court if you cant back it up if you loose

Posted by Dave on 22 April 2014 at 15:14

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