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High Court dismisses challenge to Darwen Academy CPO [2008] EWHC 62 QB

DATE: 24 Jan 2008

In Walker & Brian v. Secretary of State & Blackburn with Darwen BC, Wilkie J. dismissed the challenge to the Darwen Academy (No. 3) CPO.


The CPO, taken with an earlier CPO, will allow the Academy to be constructed on a site close to Darwen town centre. The Academy is sponsored by the Rod Aldridge foundation and will specialise in entrepreneurship and sport.

John Litton represented the Secretary of State and David Elvin QC and Graeme Keen represented the Blackburn with Darwen Council.