Builders’ merchant Travis Perkins has applied for a judicial review challenging the legality of the decision by Westminster City Council to allow redevelopment of the historic Newson’s Timber Yard on Pimlico Road in London.
Travis Perkins is arguing that the permission granted to Grosvenor Properties in October failed to take account of the “harm that the proposed redevelopment would cause to the timber yard”.
The plans include the creation of two larger and two smaller shops from the existing five galleries and shops as well as the reconfiguration of five existing flats into seven rental apartments.
Travis Perkins’ property director Martin Meech said: “Grosvenor and Westminster City Council have expressed an appallingly dismissive attitude towards the views of local residents and businesses. We believe there are firm grounds to challenge the legality of the decision.”
A protest group has been formed called Save Newson’s Timber Yard.