The CPO was promoted by the Royal Borough of Maidenhead and Windsor in order to allow the comprehensive redevelopment of an important town centre site in Maidenhead.
Notwithstanding the Inspector’s decision, he found that the scheme was in the local and national interest. The basis for refusing to confirm the CPO was the impact on a single objector, Smokey’s nightclub. The scheme promoters have since reached a settlement agreement with Smokey’s nightclub on confidential terms and, following that settlement, the Secretary of State has consented to the quashing of the Inspector’s decision.
James Pereira KC and Daisy Noble acted for the Council in the CPO inquiry and subsequent High Court challenge, instructed by Dentons; Annabel Graham Paul acted for Smokey’s Nightclub both at the inquiry and in the High Court, instructed by Blandy & Blandy.