Supreme Court To Hand Down Final Ruling On Long-Running Redcar Planning Row Coatham Common, Redcar 02.03.2010 Supreme Court To Hand Down Final Ruling On Long-Running Redcar Planning Row The new Supreme Court of the UK – the highest appeal court in the country – will tomorrow morning announce the final ruling on the appeal by local residents against the refusal of their council to register Coatham Common in Redcar as common land. The ruling, which will decide whether the residents have won or lost their fight, will be the final stage in the hugely controversial local dispute, which has been rumbling on since 2006 and intensified after Redcar and Cleveland Council gave planning permission for a £55m housing-led development by Persimmon Homes just before the local elections in April 2007. The ruling follows a hearing in January over which Lord Hope (the Deputy President of the Supreme Court) presided, as to whether Redcar and Cleveland Council acted unlawfully in refusing to register the land as a town or village green, which would have protected it from development forever. Following that refusal in October 2007, Kevin Lewis, a local resident and supporter of the Friends of Coatham Common, unsuccessfully brought a judicial review in the High Court, and it is the ruling on the final appeal against that decision that will be announced tomorrow. Press contact James Clarke Press Officer +44 (0)161 838 3169 Email James Related articles 19.06.2018The New Tax Evasion Facilitation Offence 19.06.2018Legal Challenge To Inadequate Care ‘A Wake-Up Call To The NHS’ 18.06.2018Family Of Former College Cleaner Appealing To Ex-Colleagues For Help Following Cancer Death 18.06.2018Family Law Team Ranked Number One 18.06.2018London Drives UK Tourism But Other Regions Attracting Attention 18.06.2018Omnichannel And Experiential 'Key To Retail's Future Success'