Published: 12 January, 2016
SLANEY Devlin is a woman after my heart.
Determined to protect her neighbourhood in Somers Town, Slaney has stuck her neck out by fighting Camden Council’s messianic scheme to build a 25-storey block of flats – it will be the tallest tower in the borough – on a small park.
The Town Hall hopes it will bring in millions through the sale of private luxury flats. Profits will help rebuild local schools, and provide a few “social” flats at low rents.
On Monday a High Court judge rebuffed Slaney’s objections in a two-page missive, leaving her with seven days to appeal.
Donations for her CrowdJustice online appeal have poured in – from fivers from local families to bigger sums – totalling £2,400.
But this courageous woman needs more – help her in this battle. You will find her appeal at www.crowdjustice.org/case/save-somers-town/