Developers seek go-ahead

The developer for a scheme which includes 60 holiday lodges and a leisure club at Wootton on the Isle of Wight has launched new legal moves in a bid to clear the way for the scheme. The scheme was blocked by a High Court decision in June. Leisure Great Britain, which the High Court held had failed to comply with planning conditions, has now lodged an application with the Court of Appeal. Outline consent for the scheme was granted in 1993 by the Isle of Wight Council but it was subject to conditions. After work got under way in March 1998 the council claimed that the company had failed to comply with the conditions, and this rendered the development unlawful. Leisure Great Britain argued the original permission was still valid but the claim was dismissed.