After years of legal arguments, it now appears that the brutal mass demolitions of people’s homes under Labour’s Pathfinder housing schemes were indeed illegal, as well as deeply unethical…

“The ruling was secured after a hearing in the Court of Appeal in London of a case between SAVE and the Secretary of State. […] The ruling will have widespread implications for planning authorities, and will have a particular and immediate impact on proposed demolitions of large areas of terraced housing under the soon-to-be-defunct Housing Market Renewal (Pathfinder) Initiative.”