The High Court has finally given the green light for redevelopment of Twickenham Railway Station to go ahead.
The development includes key improvements to the station – a new modern entrance and ticket hall, lifts to all platforms, improved public transport interchange facilities, a café, a riverside walk and a new public plaza.
A local campaign group, the Twickenham Residents Action Group (TRAG) sought to stop the development but this challenge has failed.
At a Court hearing, the Judge reviewed all the evidence presented and agreed with the Council that the process followed was correct and the decision properly made. The claimants also requested leave to appeal, which was refused by the Judge.
Lord True, Leader of Richmond Council, said:
“I am delighted with today’s outcome which supports the clear, democratic decision that was taken locally. Twickenham Station is a disgrace and whilst this whole process has resulted in massive delays to the developer’s schedule, I now hope that they can get back on track and create a station of which we can be proud of in time for the Rugby World Cup in 2015.