Lewisham Council were refused permission on Friday March 8th to evict a camp - set up next to the site. A judge argued the local authority had failed to consider the right to protest. Many of those involved had previously occupied the adjacent garden, but were evicted, to make way for the new housing, and the removal of dozens of trees.
London Live contacted Lewisham Council, they said: 'We will go back to court at the earliest opportunity after the hearing at Bromley County Court was adjourned on 8 March. As legal process is followed, trespassers are being urged to leave the site peacefully and voluntarily to avoid the eviction process and the considerable costs associated with it. This public land is part of the Tidemill development which will provide 117 much needed new social homes for local people. These new homes will bring improvement to the lives of local people who have been on our waiting list for social housing for far too long."