Court case against City of Edinburgh Council seeking to overturn consented planning decision 15/04445/FUL on 8 & 9 June 2017
On 26 April 2017 a Protective Expenses Order (PEO) was granted to the bringer (or 'petitioner') of the court action limiting liability to the first 'respondent' (or defender of the action), City of Edinburgh Council, to £5,000.
There are two respondents in this action, the second is the developer Dreamvale Properties Limited with whom an agreement was reached in that neither they nor the petitioner will be liable to each other for the expenses of the court action.
The PEO also caps the liabilities of City of Edinburgh Council to the bringer of the action to £30,000. Win or lose, the legal fees (court outlays, local legal team and post pro bono legal expertise) will be considerable.
The court case (the 'substantive' hearing) itself will be held in Edinburgh's Court of Session on 8 & 9 June 2017. Members of the public are normally allowed to be present at the court hearing, although space in the court room can be limited.
Serendipitously, we hope - 9 June 1890 was the day that Edinburgh's first free public library, gifted by the Scottish-American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, opened its doors to its citizens exactly 127 years ago to the day!
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